Delhi will implement weekend lockdown as COVID-19 circumstances proceed to rise underneath the shadow of the Omicron menace. The federal government has requested individuals to not panic as buses and metro trains will run at 100 per cent capability, however with strict COVID-19 security guidelines like social distancing and carrying masks as these modes of transport can flip into super-spreaders.
As in evening curfew, which is already in pressure, these engaged in important companies are exempted from any restriction. Authorities workers, besides these in important companies, shall be requested to work at home.
Non-public places of work will stay open with 50 per cent capability.
Delhi on Monday reported 4,099 recent COVID-19 circumstances and the positivity charge spiralled to six.46 per cent, with Well being Minister Satyendar Jain saying the Omicron variant is behind the surge of infections within the metropolis and extra restrictions shall be carried out if the mattress occupancy charge goes up.
The variety of new circumstances and positivity charge within the metropolis is the very best since Could 18.
Based on the Delhi Catastrophe Administration Authority’s, or DDMA, Graded Response Motion Plan, a positivity charge of greater than 5 per cent for 2 consecutive days is likely one of the standards to declare a pink alert, which might imply a complete curfew and halting of most financial actions within the nationwide capital.
Based on the most recent authorities knowledge, solely 420 (4.65 per cent) of the 9,029 beds in Delhi hospitals are occupied.