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Delhi government issues yellow alert

Delhi government issues yellow alert

Delhi government announced new guidelines and the yellow alert amid the rise of COVID-19 cases as per the COVID Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP).

The yellow alert is Level-1 alert. It will be issued in any of the following situations:

  • If the positivity rate in a city is more than 0.5 per cent for two consecutive days
  • If cases exceed 1,500 in a week
  • If the average occupancy of oxygen beds in hospitals is 500 or more in a week

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the yellow alert had been issued as the infection rate is more than 0.5 per cent as per GRAP. Delhi government approved GRAP in July.

Delhi reported 331 new COVID-19 cases on Monday. This is the highest single-day spike in the last six months. In June, Delhi reported 331 cases. After that, now the City reported the highest cases.

Here are new restrictions issued by the Delhi government:

  • Night curfew will be in force on the movement of people from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. throughout the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi.
  • Schools, gyms, cinemas, auditoriums, assembly halls, spas, amusement parks, yoga institutes, water parks have been shut in Delhi. However, barbershops and salons are open. Outside yoga activities are allowed.
  • Metro trains and buses are allowed to operate with 50 per cent of seating capacity.
  • All sports complexes and swimming pools are closed except those training the sportspersons or athletes for national or international events.
  • Shops are allowed to operate on an odd-even basis as per their shop numbers from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. However, standalone shops are allowed to operate daily during the specified time.
  • All weekly markets shall adhere to prescribed guidelines or Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), like wearing facemasks, maintaining physical distance etc.
  • Only one authorised weekly market is allowed to operate with a maximum limit of 50 per cent of vendors at the normal time per day per zone.
  • Restaurants shall operate with 50 per cent of seating capacity from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Bars also shall operate with 50 per cent of seating capacity from 12 noon to 10 p.m.

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