Lockdown-like curfew in Delhi on weekends, govt employees to work from home, 50% staff in pvt offices

Lockdown-like weekend curfew has been enforced in Delhi as Covid cases soar, sources said today after a government meeting on new restrictions. According to the sources government employees has been asked to work from home and private organisations have been asked to work with 50 percent staff.

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority met to decide on new curbs in Delhi with the positivity rate staying above five per cent for two straight days – the level that triggers a red alert under the colour-coded Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP).

Other “red alert” restrictions include a shutdown of non-essential shops, malls and salons and more curbs on public transport, weddings and funerals.

Delhi has reported a rising positivity rate or the number of people testing positive for every 100 tests. On Monday, 4,099 new cases and one death were reported in 24 hours.

The positivity rate in Delhi is at 6.46 per cent, the highest since May.

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