A weekend curfew could also be enforced in Delhi as Covid circumstances soar, sources stated as we speak after a authorities assembly on new restrictions.
The Delhi Catastrophe Administration Authority met to determine on new curbs in Delhi with the positivity price staying above 5 per cent for 2 straight days – the extent that triggers a purple alert underneath the colour-coded Graded Response Motion Plan (GRAP).
Different “purple alert” restrictions embody a shutdown of non-essential outlets, malls and salons and extra curbs on public transport, weddings and funerals.
Delhi has reported a rising positivity price or the variety of individuals testing constructive for each 100 assessments. On Monday, 4,099 new circumstances and one demise have been reported in 24 hours.
The positivity price in Delhi is at 6.46 per cent, the very best since Might.
Earlier as we speak, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal additionally introduced that he had examined constructive for COVID-19 however had gentle signs.
A ten pm to five am night time curfew is already in place in Delhi as a part of “yellow alert” restrictions since December 29. Cinemas, gyms are shut and outlets have been allowed on an odd-even foundation. Metro trains and buses can solely function at half the capability.
High well being ministry sources say Delhi might even see 20-25,000 circumstances a day by mid-January and hospitalisations might enhance.
On the present price of an infection, Delhi might report 8-9,000 every day circumstances by January 8, high sources within the Union Well being Ministry advised wantpassport.
“By January 5, there could possibly be 20-25,000 every day circumstances in Delhi,” the sources stated, cautioning towards underestimating the Omicron surge.