Omicron: Weekend curfew imposed in Delhi, non-essential movement to be stopped

New Delhi: The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has decided to impose a weekend curfew in the city in view of the fast-spreading Coronavirus in the country's capital Delhi. No unnecessary movement will be allowed during the weekend curfew. According to the order, work from home (Work from Home) has to be implemented for employees in government offices in the city. Private offices will be able to open on weekends with a capacity of 50 per cent.

The decision comes after a meeting convened by DDMA to discuss more restrictions. Delhi has been witnessing a sharp rise in cases of coronavirus infection over the past few days. The State Government's Health Bulletin has informed that 4,099 new covid cases have been registered in Delhi while the positivity rate has increased to 6. It has gone up to 46 per cent. Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain on Monday informed that Omicron is now a major form of coronavirus in Delhi. Omicron has been confirmed in 81% of the samples sent for genome sequencing.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal himself has been found corona positive. "I have tested positive for Covid with mild symptoms, I have isolated myself at home," he wrote in a Tweet Tuesday. Those who have come in contact with me in the last few days, please isolate yourself and get your test done."

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