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From Delhi to Nagpur to Hyderabad ⁠— pictures of people visiting malls and religious places as India slowly reopens

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From Delhi to Nagpur to Hyderabad ⁠— pictures of people visiting malls and religious places as India slowly reopens
  • The Modi government in its latest guidelines Unlocke 1.0 relaxed lockdown in India and allowed several places including malls, and shopping complexes to re-open — after they remained shut for over 60 days.
  • But there were hardly a handful of people visible in malls as people fear coronavirus infection.
  • Religious places like temples, Gurudwaras and mosques saw relatively higher footfall.
Sarthak Surya, a Delhi University student, stepped out today to experience the hustle bustle of malls after remaining mostly indoors at his Malviya Nagar residence in New Delhi for over 60 days. However, much to his surprise, fewer people stepped outside to visit malls and other religious places.


The Modi government in its latest guidelines Unlock 1.0, relaxed lockdown in India and allowed several places including malls, and shopping complexes to re-open — after they remained shut for over 60 days.


But there were hardly a handful of people visible in malls as people fear coronavirus infection.


Here are some pictures from across the country as malls re open:

Business remained lean as malls and shopping centres in the national capital re-opened on Monday after more than two months.

Business remained lean as malls and shopping centres in the national capital re-opened on Monday after more than two months.
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Though most of the shops, offices and restaurants reopened at Saket's Select City Walk, one of the prominent malls in the city, only a handful of shoppers visited it in the initial hours.

Though most of the shops, offices and restaurants reopened at Saket's Select City Walk, one of the prominent malls in the city, only a handful of shoppers visited it in the initial hours.
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Most shops pasted stickers on the floor to help visitors maintain physical distancing and the employees wore masks, face shields and gloves.

Most shops pasted stickers on the floor to help visitors maintain physical distancing and the employees wore masks, face shields and gloves.
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Religious places like temples, Gurudwaras and mosques saw relatively higher footfalls.

Religious places like temples, Gurudwaras and mosques saw relatively higher footfalls.
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Former Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari was among the first visitors to offer prayer at a temple in New Delhi.

Former Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari was among the first visitors to offer prayer at a temple in New Delhi.
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In Hyderabad, people offered “namaz” while practising social distancing at a mosque.

In Hyderabad, people offered “namaz” while practising social distancing at a mosque.
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In New Delhi, Bangla Sahib Gurudwara saw over a dozen people visiting the premises and offering prayer.

In New Delhi, Bangla Sahib Gurudwara saw over a dozen people visiting the premises and offering prayer.
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Some religious places including Deekshabhoomi in Nagpur remain closed in the wake of a rise in the number of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra.

Some religious places including Deekshabhoomi in Nagpur remain closed in the wake of a rise in the number of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra.
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However, even though these places were empty, Mumbai and Delhi have seen massive traffic jams over the past few days.

However, even though these places were empty, Mumbai and Delhi have seen massive traffic jams over the past few days.
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