The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Tuesday issued new guidelines to deal with the situation of the capital city.
As per the DDMA’s new guidelines, the cinema halls, spas to be closed in Delhi amid rise in Covid cases.
Speaking on the new SOPs, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the Covid cases in the capital has been mild and there has been no increase in consumption of oxygen or use of ventilators despite the rise in numbers. More restrictions has been imposed under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) in view of the rising number of Covid cases in Delhi, the CM also said.
After reviewing the Covid situation at a high-level meeting in Delhi, the chief minister said virus cases were rising fast in Delhi but there was no need to panic as most people have mild symptoms.
As per DDMA’s order, Delhi has entered into Level-1 (Yellow Level) under which the restrictions will be imposed on socio-economic activities and transportation movement in Delhi.
If any person found violating the guidelines, the violators will be punished as per the provisions of section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 and Section 188 of Indian Penal Code.
Besides the imposition of fines, the violators will also be charged under other applicable laws as per notification of Health and Family Welfare Department of Delhi government.
However, the Omicron has forced governments around the world to impose fresh curbs to contain the spread of the virus. France has issued new restrictions while the UK will wait until New Year. India has already issued SOPs related to vaccines for kids and booster shots.
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Here are the restrictions under yellow alert
Closure of schools and colleges.
Closure of non-essential items shops.
Halved seating capacity in metro trains
Capping wedding and funeral gatherings