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Yellow alert issued in Delhi amid Omicron scare; list of fresh curbs here

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 28 December 2021, 15:51 IST

As Omicron variant infections continue to mount, the Delhi government on Tuesday enforced new set of restrictions across the national capital in order to curb the further spread of the new variant.

The Kejriwal government also issued a yellow alert as the COVID positivity rate spiralled more than 0.5 per cent on two successive days. The decision was taken at a high level meeting presided over by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal this afternoon.

“We have stayed above 0.5 per cent positivity rate for more than two 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,” Kejriwal reportedly told officials after the meeting.

However, Arvind Kejriwal assured that the government is completely equipped to cope with the rise in number of infections. “We are 10 times more prepared than earlier to deal with the rise in Covid cases in Delhi”, Kejriwal said, further adding that the cases are mild.

Furthermore, Kejriwal urged Delhiites to strictly comply with COVID protocols such as wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing.

List of New Restrictions in Delhi:

1) Night curfew in the city from 11 PM to 5 AM.

2) Private offices to work at 50 per cent capacity.

3) Only 2 persons are allowed in autos and taxis.

4) Bars, spas to operate with 50 per cent capacity.

5) Restaurants to operate with 50 per cent capacity.

6) Hotels to work as quarantine centers.

7) 20 people are allowed at weddings and funerals.

8) Shops/malls with non-essential services or goods will open from 10 am to 8 pm under odd-even rule.

9) Delhi Metro will run with 50% seating capacity, but no standing passengers.

10) Religious places will remain open but devotees are not allowed.

Also Read: India reports 6,358 new COVID cases, Omicron tally at 653

First published: 28 December 2021, 15:51 IST