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Delhi Covid curbs to be lifted soon as test positivity rate down to 10%, says CM Kejriwal

Delhi on Monday continued to report a decline in daily COVID-19 infections with 5,760 new cases and a daily positivity rate of 11.79 per cent.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: January 25, 2022 15:37 IST
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New Delhi: A man rides a bicycle at the deserted Connaught Place area, during the weekand curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19

Highlights

  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has hinted that Covid restrictions in the city can soon be lifted.
  • The test positivity rate in Delhi has significantly come down to 10%.
  • Currently, there is weekend curfew, night curfew and an odd-even rule for shops imposed in Delhi.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that he will soon revoke the ongoing Covid restrictions in the city, as the Covid-19 test positivity rate (TPR) has come down to 10%. According to him, the daily TPR has reduced by 20% in the last 10 days.

"COVID positivity rate has reduced by 20 per cent in the span of last 10 days. Today it's about 10 per cent, opposed to a 30 per cent positivity rate on January 15. All of this is because of the consistent pace of vaccination," Kejriwal said while addressing a program in Delhi.

Under the ongoing Covid restrictions in Delhi, shops have been mandated to operate on an odd-even basis, and there is a weekend curfew starting at 10 pm on Fridays and goes on till 5 am on Mondays. Kejriwal today said that some traders had met him last week and requested that the curbs be lifted.

Kejriwal also said that presently, India is going through the third wave of COVID-19 but Delhi is going through the fifth wave of the pandemic. 

Lauding the efforts of healthcare workers, Kejriwal said that 100 per cent population of Delhi has received the first dose of the COVID vaccine and 82 per cent have received the second dose of the vaccine.

Delhi on Monday continued to report a decline in daily COVID-19 infections with 5,760 new cases and a daily positivity rate of 11.79 per cent.

(With ANI Inputs)

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