Yellow Alert In Delhi, India Amid Covid Alarm

delhi declares yellow alert due to covid spike

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has announced a set of new guidelines in conjunction with a “yellow alert” to deal with the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the national capital. The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has announced a set of new guidelines in conjunction with a “yellow alert” to deal with the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the national capital.

The “yellow alert” is triggered when the positivity rate for two consecutive days reaches more than 0.5% or if the cumulative number of single-day positive cases for the week reaches 1,500. Due to the “yellow alert”, night curfews will be in effect from 10pm to 5am. Delhi Metro and bus services will only operate at half capacity.

In Delhi, the following restrictions are in place:

During the yellow alert period, all schools, colleges, and educational institutions will remain closed. Restaurants and bars will only operate at 50% capacity until 10pm. Cinemas and gyms will be closed.

Services such as spas, salons, and barbershops will continue as usual. Online food deliveries will also continue.

Delhi has imposed a night curfew from 10pm to 5am. Shops and malls will be open between 10 am and 8 pm on an odd-even basis. The odd-even rule does not apply to standalone shops.

Delhi Metro, public buses, and curbs under yellow alert under Covid GRAP will operate with 50% seating capacity and no standing passengers.

This order prohibits all large gatherings, political, social, or religious, for the duration of its validity.

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