Amid rising Covid-19 cases and Omicron concerns in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday imposed a new set of restrictions in Delhi. The Delhi chief minister enforced a stricter set of rules under Level 1 of the Graded Action Response Plan (GRAP) and declared a 'yellow alert'. In addition to this, the Delhi government extended the night curfew and issued orders to shut schools, cinemas, and gyms in the city. However, shops in malls will continue to operate but on an odd-even basis. The national capital on Monday registered 331 new Covid-19 cases, the highest single-day rise recorded since June 9. A yellow alert is declared when the infection rate reaches a mark of 0.5 per cent positivity for two consecutive days.
1. Night Curfew: The timings of night curfew is from 10pm to 5am. The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has ordered a new set of rules which ordered several public places to be shut. Schools, cinema halls, gyms have been shut.
2. Closed Public places: The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has ordered a new set of rules which ordered several public places to be shut. Cinema halls, gyms have been shut. In addition to this, banquet halls, spas, outdoor yoga activity, amusement parks, stadia, and swimming pools is expected to remain closed for now.
Religious places, parks, and gardens can be open. Essential shops, salons, bars, construction, and manufacturing will function as usual.
3. Educational Institution: Schools, colleges, and other educational institutions will also remain closed amid the rising concerns of OMicron Covid variant and surging covid-19 cases.
4. Public Transport: DDMA has also said that Delhi Metro and busses will operate at 50 per cent of the seating capacity with no standing passengers. Other public transports like cabs and auto-rickshaws are only allowed to have two passengers at a time. Out of 712 metro gates, only 444 will be kept open as of now, as per DMRC.
5. Gatherings: Only 20 people will be allowed for gatherings like Marriages and funerals. Other gatherings related to social, political, cultural, religious and festivals will be prohibited
6. Restaurants and Bars: Restaurants will also operate with 50 per cent capacity and the timings are restricted between 8am to 10pm. The capacity limit remains the same for bars, however, their time limit is between 12 noon to 10 pm.
7. Private Office: Private offices will also operate with 50 per cent of the staff from 9 am to 5 pm.