Delhi Announces New Covid-19 Restrictions: What is Allowed, What is Not.

New Delhi: 

As Delhi continues to record a huge no. of Covid-19 cases, To Curb this Delhi government has issued a fresh set of guidelines and restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus.

These restrictions are announced when Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal ruled out the possibility of a lockdown in Delhi earlier in the day while saying new restrictions will be implemented in the national capital soon.

These new rules will be in place till April 30.

  • All kinds of social, political, sporting, entertainment, academic, cultural, and religious festivals and gatherings in Delhi will be prohibited in Delhi
  • All swimming pools to remain shut across the national capital barring those where athletes are training for national and international events
  • Only 20 people will be allowed to attend funerals and 50 will be allowed at weddings
  • Restaurants and bars across Delhi to operate at 50% of their seating capacity
  • Buses will be allowed to run with only 50% of the seating capacity while metros must ensure only 50% of the coaches are filled at a time
  • The sporting event will be allowed in the stadium but no audience will be allowed
  • Cinema, theaters, and multiplexes will run at 50% capacity
  • All schools, colleges, educational institutions, coaching centers will remain shut. Online classes will be encouraged
  • All Delhi government offices, autonomous bodies, Public Sector Undertakings, corporations, and officers of Grade-1 or its equivalent level in the local body will be allowed to work at 100% capacity while the rest will function with 50% of their staff. However, employees of the Health Department, Police, Home Guard Civil Defense, Fire and Emergency or District Administration will continue to work without any restrictions
  • Private offices and organizations have been advised to call their employees at different timings so that the entire staff does not gather in the office at the same time. Work from home must be allowed as much as possible
  • All passengers coming from Maharashtra to Delhi by air will have to produce a negative RT-PCR report of a test conducted within 72 hours of their entry into Delhi. Those arriving from Maharashtra without a negative test report will be quarantined for 14 days. But those connected with constitutional and government machinery will be exempted

Delhi reported 7,897 new coronavirus cases and 39 deaths in the last 24 hours. With this, the national capital’s positivity rate has risen to over 10 per cent, the highest since November 23. Delhi has reported 7,14,423 cases of coronavirus so far with 11,235 deaths. Over 6.74 lakh patients have recovered from the virus in the national capital. The number of active cases now stands at 28,773

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