Delhi will be under complete curfew from tonight to next Monday morning amid a huge rise in Covid-19 cases that has severely strained the city’s resources and health infrastructure.
All private offices will Work From Home and only government offices and essential services will be open, sources say.
On Sunday, Delhi recorded the biggest jump in its daily Covid tally with 25,462 fresh cases and a positivity rate of nearly 30 percent, this turns out that almost every third sample being tested in the city is turning out positive.
A weekend curfew was on in the capital to “break the chain of transmission”. This decision is taken after seeing the violations made by the people. Mr. Arvind Kejriwal Urged people to follow lockdown norms, he said that the growing coronavirus cases putting healthcare under immense pressure.
Mr. Arvind Kejriwal appealed to migrant workers, “This is a small lockdown, don’t leave Delhi.”
The decision was reportedly taken when Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met with Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal this morning.
In the earlier order, auditoriums, restaurants, malls, gyms and spas were shut down in Delhi, and movie theatres are allowed only with a third of their capacity. All gatherings — social, religious, or political – were banned.