Amid surging COVID-19 instances, the Delhi Catastrophe Administration Authority will meet on Monday to debate additional restrictions, together with ‘whole curfew’, underneath the Graded Response Motion plan, officers stated on Friday.
With the rise within the variety of coronavirus instances and its variant Omicron, weekend curfew was imposed in Delhi from 10 pm on Friday until 5 am on Monday.
Delhi on Friday recorded 17,335 recent Covid instances, the very best single-day rise since Could 8, and 9 deaths, whereas the positivity price mounted to 17.73 per cent, in line with information shared by the well being division.
It is a important rise from Thursday when the town recorded 15,097 new instances at a positivity price of 15.34 per cent.
On Wednesday and Tuesday, 10,665 and 5,481 instances had been recorded with a positivity price of 11.88 per cent and eight.37 per cent, respectively, in line with official figures.
“The Delhi Catastrophe Administration Authority (DDMA) assembly has been scheduled on Monday at midday in view of the rising COVID-19 instances. Additional restrictions might be determined because the instances are quick rising,” official sources stated.
The agenda of the assembly embody overview of the COVID-19 state of affairs and preparation within the wake of rising Omicron instances in Delhi, dialogue on implementation of GRAP (Degree 4 Purple), and overview of vaccination programme.
“Dialogue on implementation of Graded Response Motion Plan (Degree 4 Purple Alert) as positivity of Covid has crossed 15.34 per cent,” acknowledged the discover itemizing agenda of the assembly.
The Purple Alert is the topmost degree of restrictions, together with whole curfew, closure of all non-essential outlets, Metro trains, authorities workplaces, besides these coping with important providers, underneath the four-stage Graded Response Motion Plan (GRAP) accredited by DDMA.
It was additionally mentioned within the earlier assembly of DDMA, however the authorities determined to impose weekend curfew as a substitute.
Beneath GRAP, Purple Alert is sounded when Covid positivity crosses 5 per cent and stays so for 2 consecutive days.
At present, in view of heavy crowd at bus stands and Metro stations, the DDMA has allowed 100 per cent seating capability within the buses and Metro trains. Standing passengers, nonetheless, are usually not allowed.
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