Yellow Alert in Delhi: Due to the increasing threat of Omicron, a yellow alert has been issued in the country’s capital under the Graded Response Action Plan. Under this alert, many restrictions have been implemented in Delhi. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal made this announcement on Tuesday, December 28. According to the report of news agency ANI, Arvind Kejriwal said,
“The COVID positivity rate is more than 0.5 per cent for the last few days. We are issuing a yellow alert under the Graded Response Action Plan in such a situation. Soon the detailed information about the restrictions will be issued.”
CM Arvind Kejriwal Announces Yellow Alert in Delhi
Arvind Kejriwal made this announcement after a meeting with higher officials. According to the report of India Today, Kejriwal also said that the new cases of corona that are coming up are mild. He noted that oxygen and ventilators have not improved even after increasing the cases.
Yellow Alert Ban
The Delhi government has not yet issued a detailed order regarding the restrictions. However, there is a provision for implementing these restrictions under the Yellow Alert.
Night curfew will be there from 10 pm to 5 am.
Under the odd-even rule, malls and shops with non-essential services and goods will open.
Restaurants will open from 8 am to 10 pm with 50 per cent capacity.
Bars will open from 12 noon to 10 pm with 50 per cent capacity.
Cinema halls and multiplexes will remain closed.
The banquet hall and auditorium will remain closed.
Hotels will open. However, the banquet halls and conference rooms inside them will remain closed.
Spas, gyms, yoga institutes and amusement parks will remain closed.
Delhi Metro will run with a 50 per cent seating capacity. Passengers will not be allowed to travel standing.
Interstate buses will also run with a 50 per cent seating capacity.
Only two passengers will be allowed in auto, taxi, e-rickshaw and cycle rickshaw.
Sports complexes, stadiums and swimming pools will remain closed. However, national and international sporting events will be held.
Only 20 people will be allowed to attend the wedding ceremony and funeral.
Religious places will remain open, but restrictions will be imposed on the movement of devotees.
Schools, colleges, coaching institutes and educational institutions will remain closed.
Private offices will open from 9 am to 5 pm with only half the capacity.
Apart from these restrictions, construction work will continue under Yellow Alert. Salons and beauty parlours will also open. At the same time, there will be no restriction on going to the public park. People will be allowed to sit outside and do yoga and physical exercise.
When is Yellow Alert?
Under Graded Response Action Plans, Yellow Alerts are called Level 1 Alerts. This seems to happen when the positivity rate is more than 0.5 per cent for two consecutive days. A total of 331 cases of COVID were reported in Delhi on December 27, with a positivity rate of 0.68 per cent.
This is the most prominent figure of new corona cases in Delhi after June 9. Earlier on December 26, Delhi’s COVID positivity rate was 0.55 per cent. The cases of Omicron in the capital have also increased to 165. At the same time, this number has risen to 653 in the country.