Omicron threat: Delhi govt orders to impose weekend curfew, essential movement allowed
After Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tested positive to Covid-19, Deputy CM through a video statement said that weekend curfew will be imposed in the capital city.Author : Divyanshi Soni
On Tuesday, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority has announced to impose weekend curfew across the city because of the increasing Omicron cases. The curfew will be started from this week.
Through a video statement, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said, “Today, in the DDMA (Delhi Disaster Management Authority) meeting, the government has taken some decisions. There will be a curfew in Delhi on Saturday and Sunday... Essential and emergency services will be exempted from the curfew”.
He further said, “All government offices, except for essential services, others will work from home. Private offices will be allowed 50% capacity offline and 50% to work from home”.
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He also mentioned that the ongoing night curfew will remain as it is. He further said that no one will be allowed without masks. Deputy CM urged people not to rush at metro stations and bus stands to avoid the spread.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday announced that he has tested positive for Covid-19, adding that he has “mild symptoms”. Taking to Twitter, he said, “I have tested positive for Covid. Mild symptoms. Have isolated myself at home. Those who came in touch wid me in last few days, kindly isolate urself and get urself tested.”
On Monday, the national capital reported 4,099 fresh Covid cases, the highest single-day rise after May 18, 2021, when the tally was 4,482, and one death. The new cases have pushed up the infection tally to 14,58,220, while the toll is 25,110 now.
The Covid infection rate has climbed to 6.46 percent, the highest in the last seven months. Amid this, Delhi AIIMS has cancelled the winter vacation from January 5 to 10. The administration has asked all the faculty members to join duty with immediate effect.