Holding placards and raising slogans, around 200 gym trainers and owners protested in front of the residences of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lt-Governor Anil Baijal at Civil Lines, demanding that gyms be reopened in Delhi.
“Every other business is open in Delhi, but gyms are asked to stay shut. There are about 5,500 gyms and 5 lakh families are dependent on them. When restaurants and bars can open with 50% seating capacity, why not gyms?” said Delhi Gym Association vice-president Chirag Sethi.
Meanwhile, the number of Covid-19 cases reported in Delhi has reduced significantly in the last one week from over 11,000 cases logged on January 22, but the containment zones count remains over 40,000, according to official data.