Delhi News highlights: Delhi reported 5,481 new cases and three more deaths on Tuesday. The positivity rate has now risen to 8.37%. The city now has 14,889 active cases. There are 168 people on oxygen support now while the number of patients on ventilators (14) has doubled in a day.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain earlier said that a weekend curfew is being imposed in view of the rising Covid cases. But this should not be considered to be a lockdown, he added.
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Tuesday decided to impose a weekend curfew in Delhi, starting from this week. Only essential movement will be allowed during the curfew. Work from home in all government and private offices except essential services.
Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday tested positive for Covid-19 and has mild symptoms, the CM informed on Twitter. He has requested everyone who came in contact with him in the last few days to get tested.
With Covid cases on the rise, Jain had on Monday said over 81% of the total samples sequenced over the last two days were found to have the Omicron variant. Of the 187 samples sequenced in the two days, 152 were classified as omicron, as per the data shared by the Delhi government.