The Delhi administration has announced a slew of limitations that would take effect immediately.
Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi’s chief minister, met with key authorities earlier in the day to discuss the coronavirus situation.
What’s the significance of this Delhi Yellow Alert in the National Capital?
A day after Delhi registered 331 new COVID-19 cases, the largest single-day increase in more than six months, the city has imposed limitations.
The daily positivity rate has crossed the 0.5 percent barrier for two days in a row, prompting a yellow alert.
The rapid spread of the novel Omicron coronavirus strain is also a source of worry.
Delhi already has a nighttime curfew in place.
Fresh Rules for Delhi Lockdown Dec 2021 (1)
- Private offices employ 50% of the total workforce.
- Private offices employ half of the workforce.
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- Half of the personnel in private offices will be able to complete their tasks.
- Hospitals, news media, banks, and telecommunications services are excluded from this restriction since they are considered vital services.
- At 10 p.m., restaurants and bars will only be able to accommodate half of their normal customers.
- With a limit of 20 guests, wedding ceremonies can be held in a private residence or in a courtroom. Funerals are likewise subject to the same restrictions.
Fresh Rules for Delhi Lockdown Dec 2021 (2)
- Delhi Metro will run at 50% of its normal capacity when it opens in 2019.
- Delhi Metro to operate at 50% of its maximum capacity
- Generally, stores and malls are allowed to open on the odd and even days of the week between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.
- The odd-even rule does not apply to stand-alone stores and marketplaces in residential colonies.
- The capacity of the Delhi Metro and interstate buses would be reduced by half.
- Devotees will be able to visit religious sites, but they will not be permitted inside.
- The building of new facilities will also proceed.
- Schools, theatres, and gyms have been closed.
- Although beauty parlours and barbershops will remain open, spas and wellness facilities will be shut down.
- There will be a ban on political, religious, and festival-related events taking place.
- Picnics and other big gatherings will be permitted in public parks, but there will be no public parks open.
- There will be no access to theatres, multiplexes, or gyms as well.
- During this time, all banquet halls and auditoriums will be shut down.
- Colleges and universities will also be closed during this time.