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After weekend curfew, more curbs in Delhi to check COVID-19 spread? DDMA to decide on Monday

After weekend curfew, extra curbs in Delhi to test COVID-19 unfold? DDMA to resolve on Monday | Information

New Delhi: Amid surging COVID-19 circumstances, the Delhi Catastrophe Administration Authority will meet on Monday to debate additional restrictions, together with ‘complete curfew’, underneath the Graded Response Motion plan, officers stated on Friday.
With the rise within the variety of coronavirus circumstances and its variant Omicron, a weekend curfew was imposed in Delhi from 10 pm on Friday until 5 am on Monday.
Delhi on Friday recorded 17,335 recent Covid circumstances, the best single-day rise since Might 8, and 9 deaths, whereas the positivity fee mounted to 17.73 per cent, in keeping with information shared by the well being division.
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This can be a vital rise from Thursday when town recorded 15,097 new circumstances at a positivity fee of 15.34 per cent.
On Wednesday and Tuesday, 10,665 and 5,481 circumstances have been recorded with a positivity fee of 11.88 per cent and eight.37 per cent, respectively, in keeping with official figures.
“The Delhi Catastrophe Administration Authority (DDMA) assembly has been scheduled on Monday at midday in view of the rising COVID-19 circumstances. Additional restrictions may very well be determined because the circumstances are quick rising,” official sources stated.
The agenda of the assembly embrace a assessment of the COVID-19 scenario and preparation within the wake of rising Omicron circumstances in Delhi, a dialogue on the implementation of GRAP (Degree 4 Purple), and assessment 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,” said the discover itemizing agenda of the assembly.
The Purple Alert is the topmost stage of restrictions, together with complete 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) authorized by DDMA.
It was additionally mentioned within the earlier assembly of DDMA, however the authorities determined to impose a weekend curfew as a substitute.
Underneath GRAP, Purple Alert is sounded when Covid positivity crosses 5 per cent and stays so for 2 consecutive days.
Presently, in view of the 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, nevertheless, aren’t allowed.
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