The government has increased strictness to stop the uncontrollable pace of Corona in the capital Delhi. According to the new order of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), all private offices in Delhi will now remain closed, everyone will have to follow the work from home. However, only those who fall in the exempted category are excluded from it. All restaurants and bars will remain closed but will be allowed to carry food.

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According to the information, the Delhi government on Tuesday directed the closure of all private offices, except the exempted categories, amid the rising number of COVID-19 cases. The private offices which were functioning with 50 percent staff till now, have now been asked to follow the practice of work from home. An order issued by the DDMA also directed the closure of restaurants and bars in the city. However, restaurants have been allowed home delivery and takeaway food. Government offices in Delhi are also functioning with 50 percent capacity at present.

Let us inform you that, along with closing the bar to check the Kovid-19 infection, on Monday, DDMA also banned eating in restaurants while sitting. However, DDMA has not yet taken the decision to impose a lockdown in Delhi. In a meeting of DDMA chaired by Lt Governor Anil Baijal, it was discussed how to strictly implement the existing restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus and its new Omicron variant. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was also present at this meeting. It was discussed in the meeting that the restrictions imposed in Delhi should be implemented in the entire National Capital Region (NCR).

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Lieutenant Governor Baijal tweeted, ‘In view of the increase in the number of corona infected people, we have decided to close restaurants and bars, but there will be the facility to take food home from restaurants. It was also decided that only one weekly market per day per zone would be allowed to operate.

Kovid positivity rate is 25 percent in Delhi

On Monday, 19,166 new cases of the corona were reported in Delhi in a single day and with 17 more deaths, the positivity rate increased to 25 percent, which is the highest since May 4 last year. On Sunday also 17 people died of Kovid in Delhi. In just 10 days, Delhi has recorded 70 Covid deaths.

The 22,752 new cases reported on Sunday were the highest since May 1 last year, when the city reported 25,219 cases with a positivity rate of 31.61 percent.

According to the health bulletin released on Monday, Delhi saw fewer cases on Monday, as the number of tests conducted on the previous day was less than the day before. At present, a total of 1,912 Kovid patients are admitted to hospitals. Of them, 65 are on ventilator support, government data shows. With 17 more deaths, the total death toll at present has risen to 25,177. However, a total of 14,076 people have been cured of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries in the capital to 14,77,913.

The city currently has 65,803 active cases, of which 44,028 are in home isolation. Active cases are highest after May 15 last year. On 15 May, Delhi’s active cases were 66,295.

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