yellow alert in delhi

Yellow alert announced in National Capital Delhi; Schools, Gyms and cinemas are shut

5 months ago

Today, Delhi Government imposed a “Yellow alert,” in the state in view of rising omicron cases.  A night curfew will be in effect from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. The Delhi Metro and bus services will operate at half-capacity.

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) issued additional recommendations on Tuesday as part of the “yellow alert” declared in the national capital due to an increase in Covid-19 cases. In over six months, the city has had the biggest single-day increase in cases.

When the positivity rate for two consecutive days exceeds 0.5 per cent, or when the cumulative single-day positive instances for a period of seven days exceeds 1,500, a “yellow alert” is issued.

Following are the key restrictions imposed in Delhi:

1. All schools, colleges and other educational institutions will remain shut.

2. A night curfew has been imposed in Delhi from 10 pm to 5 am.

3. Cinemas and gyms will be shut.

4. Delhi Metro, public buses will operate at 50% seating capacity with no standing passengers.

5. Spas, salons and barber-shops will stay open.

6. Restaurants and bars will function at 50% capacity till 10 pm.

7. Online food deliveries will continue as usual.

8. Malls and shops will be open on an odd-even basis. Timings are between 10 am and 8 pm.

9. Standalone shops have been permitted to remain open without the odd-even rule.

10. All large gatherings – political, social and religious – will remain prohibited for the order duration.

Seema Jain

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