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Delhi to have more curbs as Covid cases spike | Cinema halls closed, Metro with 50% capacity - Full list

The total number of cases of new Omicron variant of Covid-19 recorded in the national capital has mounted to 165, according to data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday.

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New Delhi Updated on: December 28, 2021 20:00 IST
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Delhi to have more curbs as Covid cases spike | Cinema halls closed, Metro with 50% capacity - Full list

Highlights

  • Total Omicron cases touch 165 in national capital
  • Level-I (Yellow alert) of the Graded Response Action Plan sounded
  • Delhi recorded 331 fresh coronavirus cases

With the rising cases of Covid in the national capital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday announced more restrictions for Delhi. The total number of cases of new Omicron variant of Covid-19 recorded in the national capital has mounted to 165, according to data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday. 

Addressing a presser, Kejriwal said, "As the Covid-19 positivity rate has been above 0.5% for the past few days, we are enforcing Level-I (Yellow alert) of the Graded Response Action Plan. A detailed order on restrictions to be implemented will be released soon."

The Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) approved by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) prescribes sounding of 'yellow' alert if positivity rate remains above 0.5 per cent for two consecutive days.

The 'yellow' alert restrictions stipulate that shops and establishments of non-essential goods and services and malls will open based on odd-even formula from 10 AM to 8 PM. The timing of night curfew imposed from Monday night has also been extended by an hour and it will now begin at 10 pm. The night curfew from 10 pm to 5 am will remain in force till further orders, stated the order issued by the DDMA.

Amid the Omicron scare, Delhi recorded 331 fresh coronavirus cases, the highest single-day rise since June 9 and one death, on Monday, while the positivity rate mounted to 0.68 per cent, according to data shared by the city health department.

According to officials at Batra Hospital, five Omicron patients are admitted there, and seven patients are Covid positive, but their genome sequencing reports still awaited. Four suspected cases of Omicron are admitted to City Hospital unit of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, sources said. Every patient is asymptomatic and all had a travel history.

 Jawaharlal Nehru University Administration has also imposed night curfew at the varsity from December 27 between 11 pm to 5 am, until further orders. However, no restrictions on the movement of emergency services, like medical emergency & supply of goods is being levied.

Delhi: In pursuance of DDMA order, all govt, govt aided, unaided recognized, NDMC, MCDs and Delhi Cantonment Board Schools will remain closed till further orders, Directorate of Education (DoE) has issued new guidelines. However, online teaching-learning activities, CBSE registration and examinations & related activities such as Practicals, Projects and Assignments etc for 11th & 12th standard would be conducted as per schedule, reads the new circular

With the yellow alert in place in Delhi, here is what will remain open and closed. FULL LIST OF RESTRICTIONS

  • Night curfew will be implemented from 10 pm to 5 am
  • Delhi Metro will run with 50% seating capacity and will not be allowed to travel standing up.
  • Buses going from one state to another will run with 50% seating capacity
  • Restaurants will open with 50% capacity but from 8 am to 10 pm, while bars will also open with 50% capacity but from 12 noon to 10 pm
  • Cinema halls and multiplexes will be closed
  • Banquet hall, auditorium will be closed
  • Salons and beauty parlors will remain open
  • Only 20 people will be allowed to attend the wedding ceremony and funeral.
  • Schools, colleges, educational institutions, and coaching institutes will be closed
  • Permission to open private office with 50% capacity from 9 am to 5 pm

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