Weekend curfew to stay in Delhi, LG allows private offices to run with 50% capacity
Delhi Chief Arvind Kejriwal requested to lieutenant General Anil Baijal to end Weekend Curfew, to remove odd-even system in marketplaces and to allow private offices to run at 50% capacity.
Satyendar Jain spoke with reporters on Thursday and said that the peak of the third COVID-19 wave appears to have passed in the national capital, while he cautioned that the city is still in danger.
According to Jain, the number of daily Covid cases in Delhi has lately reached a new high, with over 28,000 instances being registered in a single day, and the positive rate has also surpassed 30%.
“That rise in Delhi can be called the Covid wave’s peak, and it appears that we have passed it today…. In recent days, the number of everyday instances has decreased. Yesterday, over 13,000 cases were reported, with a positive rate of about 24%. And today, the number of instances is much lower “According to PTI, he said.
Covid Status in Delhi
According to data published by the municipal health department on Thursday, Delhi recorded 12,306 new COVID-19 cases and 43 new COVID-19 fatalities, with the positive rate dropping to 21.48 percent.
This is the most deaths reported in a single day since June 10, 2021, when 44 people were killed.
COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 396 persons in the national capital so far this month.
According to officials, 57,290 COVID-19 tests were conducted on Wednesday, up from 57,776 the day before, according to the statistics.
On Wednesday, Delhi reported 35 deaths and 13,785 COVID-19 cases, with a 23.86 percent positive rate.
Last Thursday, the city had 28,867 COVID-19 cases, the highest single-day increase since the pandemic began. On Friday, the number dropped to 24,383; on Saturday, it dropped to 20,718; on Sunday, it dropped to 18,286; on Monday, it dropped to 12,527; and on Tuesday, it dropped to 11,684.
L-G rejected Delhi CM’s appeal
The suggestion forwarded by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to relax the weekend curfew in the national capital in light of a drop in coronavirus disease (Covid-19) infections was rejected by lieutenant general Anil Baijal on Friday.
In response to Kejriwal’s suggestions for easing Covid-related restrictions, L-G stated that the status quo on weekend curfews and market openings should be maintained until the virus situation improves further. According to persons acquainted with the situation, Baijal agreed to allow private office spaces to function at 50% occupancy.
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority, which is chaired by the L-G, is expected to make a final judgement. The DDMA meeting, which has yet to be officially scheduled, is expected to take place next week.
The Delhi administration filed a recommendation to the L-G earlier today, recommending that the weekend curfew be lifted as Covid-19 instances in the national capital continue to fall. The administration has also proposed removing the odd-even limitations on stores and business establishments, allowing them to operate on any day of the week.