DDMA decides to impose a weekend curfew in Delhi, to check Covid-19 spread


To check the Covid-19 spread in Delhi, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has decided to impose a weekend curfew in the city. No non-essential movement will be allowed during the weekend curfew. As per orders, government offices in the city will have to implement work from home for employees and private offices will operate at 50 per cent capacity on weekends.

The decision came after a meeting of the DDMA, which was chaired by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal. The issue of imposing more restrictions in Delhi was discussed in the meeting as the city has been witnessing a massive surge in Covid-19 infections from the past few days.

Delhi reported 4,099 new Covid-19 cases while the positivity rate jumped to 6.46 per cent, the city government's health bulletin showed on Monday.

Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain informed on Monday that Omicron is now the dominant variant of Covid-19 in the capital, as 81% of the samples sent for genome sequencing found evidence of the heavily mutated virus.

Meanwhile, a yellow alert under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) is alredy in place in which restrictions, including night curfew between 10pm and 5am and shutting of educational institutions, gyms and cinemas, among others, have been imposed.

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