Amid a sharp spike in coronavirus cases, the Delhi govt of Saturday (April 10) imposed new restrictions to contain the spread of the Covid-19.
The new restrictions include banning most public gatherings and set 50 percent capacity at restaurants, theatres, on public transport, and functions like weddings and funerals.
Moreover, a negative Covid-19 (RT-PCR) test report (not older than 72 hours before undertaking the journey) will be mandatory for all persons who are arriving from Maharashtra to Delhi by air.
It must be noted that any passengers who are found without a negative report will have to remain quarantined for 14 days.
The Delhi govt has asked all private offices to revert to working from home (WFH) or call their employees at staggered timings to avoid crowding.
Further, all gatherings including all kinds of social, political, sports, entertainment, academic/cultural/religious, festival-related, and other gatherings and congregations within the national capital have been prohibited.
However, for weddings, gatherings are allowed up to 50 persons. As for funerals, up to 20 people are allowed to attend.
As for schools and colleges operating within Delhi, they will remain closed but the students of classes 9 to 12 may be called to school only for providing academic guidance and support to them for mid-term exams / pre-board exams / annual exams/board examinations, practical exams/project works, internal assessment after following all COVID-19 norms.
All Government offices of Delhi/Autonomous bodies/PSUs/Corporations/Local Bodies shall function with officers of the level of Grade-I /equivalent and above to the extent of 100% strength.
Remaining staff up to 50% can attend, as per the requirement to be assessed by HOD concerned. The remaining will be required to work from home.
“All other activities will be permitted except those which are specifically prohibited/restricted. However, in Containment Zones, only essential activities shall be allowed,” the government said in its statement.
The new restrictions come hours after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal ruled out the possibility of a lockdown but said that new restrictions will be implemented soon.