Delhi imposes weekend curfew, promotes work from home
DDMA has decided to impose a curfew in Delhi on Saturdays and Sundays to curb the COVID surge. All government officials except for those engaged in essential services will work from home. 50% workforce of private offices will work from home.
To tackle the rising cases of infection due to the new variant Omicron, the Delhi government is going to take multiple measures.
This includes a curfew in the city during the weekend so that people don’t gather in large numbers in the markets and spread the infection.
Besides, the Delhi government has also decided to ask all the government employees to work from home to further contain the spread of infection.
Announcing the decision of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia spoke to reporters and said, “DDMA has decided to impose a curfew in Delhi on Saturdays and Sundays to curb COVID surge. All government officials except for those engaged in essential services will work from home. 50% workforce of private offices will work from home."
However, the government hasn’t imposed any restrictions on metro and transport services as they will operate at full capacity.
Sisodia added, “Buses and metro will function at 100 per cent but not without a mask. There is nothing to worry about. You should make masks your shield."
Omicron cases are rising in Delhi and on December 3 4099 cases were reported to be positive in 24 hours. The positivity rate is also 6.46 per cent which is a cause for concern for the government.
The Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal also announced that he has tested positive for Covid-19 but he has very mild symptoms. He informs everyone that he has isolated himself and asked others to get tested too.