In an official statement, the government has announced that Delhi will undergo weekend lockdown from January 8, 2022 till further orders in view of rising COVID cases.
Apart from the weekend curfew, some important decisions have been taken in the meeting with the District Disaster Management Authority to curb the increasing COVID cases in Delhi. Private offices will work at a maximum of 50 per cent capacity. Moreover, apart from essential services, all government officials/employees will work from home.
Looking at the increasing crowd outside the bus stands and metro stations, it was decided that Delhi Metro and DTC buses will run with full capacity to manage the crowd. However, commuters will not be allowed to travel without a mask.
On Monday, the national capital reported as many as 4,099 fresh Covid-19 cases, the current positivity rate in the city is 6.46%. Most of the cases coming forward are of Omicron.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has appealed to the people follow Covid related norms. At present Delhi has reported about 11,000 cases. Of which, only 350 people are hospitalized and only 124 patients are on oxygen beds. There are 7 people who are on ventilators as of now.