Weekend curfew and WFH for government employees as COVID-19 cases rise in Delhi

New Delhi: The Delhi government decided on Tuesday to impose a weekend curfew in order to break the chain of COVID-19 infections. The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) made the decision after meeting virtually to review the COVID-19 situation in the national capital.

“Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, a weekend curfew will be imposed in Delhi.” “Government officials who are barred from providing essential services will work from home in Delhi,” according to the DDMA order.

Sharing more information, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said, “Cases of Omicron variant have been rapidly rising. Delhi has reported around 11,000 positive cases in the past 8-10 days, of which around 350 patients are in hospital, only 124 patients need oxygen and 7 are on a ventilator.”

‘Most offices would have to make half their employees work from home. DDMA has decided to impose a curfew in Delhi on Saturdays and Sundays to curb the COVID surge. All govt officials except for those engaged in essential services will work from home. 50% workforce of private offices will work from home,” the Delhi Deputy CM said. “Buses and metro trains will again run at full seating capacity to avoid crowding outside metro stations and at bus stops,” Delhi Deputy CM added.

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