Omicron in Delhi: Restrictions imposed in Delhi Due to Increasing Cases of Omicron and Corona

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Delhi Desk, Delhi Desk: The cases of Omicron are increasing continuously in the Capital of our country, Delhi.  In the last 24 hours, 923 new cases have been reported. Active cases have exceeded 2100. Due to this, the Delhi government is also taking strict action. The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has allowed city buses and metro to run with 50 percent seating capacity. People around the city expressed concern about this as they are facing problem in commuting. However, some people supported this decision in view of the increasing number of Kovid-19 cases.

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Genome sequencing of all corona positive cases is being done in Delhi. At the same time, the results of the labs are shocking. Data reports  from 3 Genome Sequencing Labs in Delhi show that Omicron variant has been found in the highest 38% of all samples sent for testing.As per the new restrictions imposed by DDMA, Delhi Metro will operate at 50 per cent seating capacity and no passenger is allowed to stand in it. A passenger said, ‘We have to leave our house 2 hours before the scheduled time. Here in the bus they do not take the passengers, but the crowd gathers at the bus stand. We have to stand for hours due to which we reach our work late.

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority on Tuesday ordered the closure of schools, colleges, cinemas and gyms with immediate effect and imposed various restrictions on the functioning of shops and public transport as a yellow alert was issued under it. The Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP).

The ‘Yellow’ alert restriction stipulates that shops and malls of non-essential goods and services will open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm based on the odd-even formula.

The night curfew imposed from Monday night has also been extended by an hour and will now start at 10:00 pm. In the order issued by DDMA, it has been said that the night curfew from 10:00 pm to 5:00 am will remain in force till further orders.

Full list of new omicron restrictions in Delhi:

Construction Activities: All construction activities are permitted.

Industrial Establishment / Production and Manufacturing Unit: Open.

Shops/establishments dealing with essential goods and services: Permitted.

Shops/establishments dealing with non-essential goods and services: Shops in markets are allowed on odd-even basis between 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, shops on alternate days depending on their shop number Will open ,

All standalone shops and shops in neighborhood colony as well as shops in residential complexes are permitted between 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM without odd-even restrictions.

Malls: Will open on Odd-Even basis i.e. shops will be open on alternate days between 10:00-8:00 hrs depending on their shop no.

Weekly Market: Only one authorized weekly market (to the extent of 50 per cent of sellers allowed at normal times, per day per zone across all three MCDs, etc.).

Delivery via e-commerce: Allowed

Restaurants and bars: Restaurants are allowed 50 percent seating from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM, bars have 50 percent seating capacity from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

Hotels and Lodges: Open subject to the condition that no banquets/conventions are allowed. Room service is allowed for in-house guests as well as in-room accommodations.

Barber Shops / Salons / Beauty Parlors: Permitted.

Cinema Halls / Theatres / Multiplexes / Auditoriums / Assembly Halls or similar places: Closed.

Spa and Wellness Clinic: Closed.

Amusement parks / water parks and similar places: Closed

Gyms and Yoga Centers: Closed.

Sports Complexes/Stadiums: Closed, only allowed for the participation of national and international level players. Spectators are not allowed.

Swimming pool: Closed.

Yoga facility: Only outdoor yoga activity is allowed.

Public parks/gardens/golf courses: Only allowed for walking and running/playing and picnics.

Other gatherings and meetings (social/cultural/educational/entertainment/religious/political/festival, etc.): Closed.

Religious places: Open but visitors are not allowed.

B2B Exhibitions: Closed.

Schools, Colleges, Educational/Training/Coaching Institutes/Libraries: Closed

Central Government Offices: Guidelines of the Central Government.

Delhi Government Departments/PSUs/Autonomous Bodies/Local Bodies: All Grade-I officers will be with 100% attendance, remaining staff with 50% attendance and remaining 50% will do WFH with 100% capacity except emergency and essential services.

Private Offices: Allowed to function between 9:00 AM-5:00 PM with up to 50 percent attendance of employees (offices under exempt category are allowed with 100 percent attendance).

Marriage-related gatherings: A maximum of 20 persons are allowed with the restriction that marriages be held only in court or at home.

Funeral: Only 20 persons are allowed.

Delhi Metro: Open with only 505 capacity. Standing is not allowed.

Inter-state movement of buses: Up to 50 per cent of the seating capacity of the bus allowed for only exempted class transport including medical emergencies. No standing passengers are allowed.

Transport of Passengers other than Buses, Auto / E-Rickshaw / Cycle Rickshaw / Taxi / Cab / Gramin Sewa / Phat Phat Sewa / Maxi Cab / RTV: Auto / E-Rickshaw / Cycle Rickshaw (up to 2 passengers) / Taxi / Cab // Gramin Seva / Phat Phat Sewa (Up to 2 Passengers) / Maxi Cab (Up to 5 Passengers) / RTV (Up to 11 Passengers): Allowed.


The passenger said – buses are coming, but there is a problem due to less seating capacity

Another passenger said, ‘Buses are coming but due to less seating capacity, the waiting time of passengers has increased due to which the bus stop is getting crowded. Talking to news agency ANI, Bus Marshal Vikas said, ‘Our The focus is to avoid crowding inside the bus and ensure that there is social distancing, everyone is wearing a mask and following the COVID-19 guidelines. In view of the new norms, they will run with only 50 percent seating capacity.


Delhi Magazine Team

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