Private offices, shops, shopping centres, malls, cinemas and theatres, restaurants and bars, auditoriums, gyms will remain closed. There will also be a complete ban on social, political, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious and festival-related gatherings.
Delhi Lockdown rules and guidelines: The lockdown will kick in at 10 pm tonight and stay in force till 5 am on April 26. The categories of professionals and individuals who were kept out of the ambit of the weekend curfew are likely to remain exempted during the week-long curfew as well.
Delhi weekend curfew: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said stringent curbs have been reinstated to arrest the spread of Covid-19, which has put medical infrastructure and healthcare workers under tremendous strain.
The units will also monitor deaths-to-admission ratio in hospitals. The government has also directed district officials to ensure that every Covid-affected family is made aware of the need to check oxygen saturation levels of members “irrespective of age”, said a top official.
The overall positivity rate, which is the number of positive cases against total tests, stands at 4.6 per cent. The graph has, however, risen considerably over the last few days, with the daily positivity rate reaching 8.10 per cent on April 8.
Speaking to reporters after reviewing facilities at the LNJP Hospital here, Arvind Kejriwal said authorities are working to reinstate the level of arrangements that were put in place in November, when Delhi had battled the third wave of the virus, with daily case count peaking at 8,593 cases on November 10.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 7.79% after authorities conducted 1,09,398 tests — of which 8,521 were positive — in the last 24 hours. On November 11, the city had reported 8,593 cases, the highest till date.
While the overall unemployment rate rose from 11.1% in January-February 2020 to 28.5% in October-November, the findings suggest that people at the bottom of the income hierarchy were among the worst affected.
In a letter to the Delhi Food Commissioner, the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution has also said that changing the provisions of the Act so as to allow delivery of foodgrains to the doorstep of beneficiaries, would need the approval of Parliament.