DDMA imposes additional curbs as Covid 19 rises in Delhi

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DDMA imposes additional curbs as Covid 19 rises in Delhi

Additional restrictions will help to reduce the spread of Covid in the capital

DDMA imposes additional curbs as Covid 19 rises in Delhi

The capital recorded 19, 166 cases of Covid on Monday January 10, 2022. It was estimated that every one person in four tested positive for Covid on Monday.

Amidst sharp increase in Covid cases in the city, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), in their meeting on January 10 2022, has announced certain important decisions to curb the spread of the Corona virus. Dining in restaurants will be prohibited in the coming days. Private offices shall remain closed except those that are in the exempted category.

No lockdown

The DDMA in their meeting have ruled out the possibility of a lockdown. However, additional restrictions will be imposed to reduce the spread of Covid in the capital without causing "disadvantage to the people".

Restaurants and bars closed for dining

All restaurants and bars will be closed for dining. Only takeaways will be allowed. Currently, dining services at restaurants and bars were capped at 50% seating capacity on weekdays, and only takeaways are allowed during weekends.

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Private Offices to be shut

Work from home for all private office goers has been made mandatorily. Those that come under the exempted category include private offices providing essential services, pharmaceutical companies, RBI regulated
entities and courier services.

Government Employees except essential services to work remotely

All Delhi government employees have been asked to work remotely, except those engaged in essential and emergency services, such as fire brigade services, prison, water supply and health.

DDMA also decided to allow operation of only one weekly market per day per zone.

Seating capacity in Metro trains and buses may be reduced. Currently, Metro trains and public buses will continue to run at 100% capacity to avoi crowding outside stations.