New Delhi: Night curfew will be imposed in Delhi from December 27 amid a rapid rise in Covid-19 cases. The night curfew will remain in force from 11 pm to 5 am. Amid the spread of the Omicron variant in the capital, Delhi reported 290 fresh cases of Covid-19 and one related death in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate for Covid-19 tests rose to 0.55 per cent, according to data shared by the Delhi government’s health department on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the national capital reported 249 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday, the highest single-day rise since June 13.
In view of the rising coronavirus cases in the national capital, the Delhi government earlier today also postponed a play on the life of Babasaheb Ambedkar that was to be staged from January 5. The government has yet not announced a new date.
Earlier this week, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) banned all cultural gatherings for Christmas and New Year amid the rising threat of Omicron variant of coronavirus. It also directed the authorities to ensure nobody is allowed entry in public places without masks.
The DDMA allowed restaurants, bars, and auditoriums to function at 50 per cent capacity while putting a ceiling of 200 people in gatherings related to marriage.
The Delhi government on Friday ordered the shops at Sarojini Nagar market to operate on an odd-even basis over the weekend in view of the large footfalls seen at the place in the last few days, amid a spike in COVID-19 cases and the threat of Omicron variant.
In wake of the increasing cases of COVID-19, states like Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Karnataka have also reimposed night curfew and banned large gatherings.