New Delhi, Jan 4: Amid surging Covid-19 cases, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has decided to impose a weekend curfew in the national capital, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Tuesday addressing a press conference after the DDMA meeting.
Buses and metro trains will again run at full seating capacity to avoid crowding outside metro stations and at bus stops, he informed.
“The DDMA has decided to impose a curfew in Delhi on Saturdays and Sundays to curb Covid-19 surge. All government officials except for those engaged in essential services will work from home. 50 per cent workforce of private offices will work from home,” he said.
Cases of Omicron variant have been rapidly rising. Delhi has reported around 11,000 positive cases in the past 8-10 days, of which around 350 patients are in hospital, only 124 patients need oxygen & seven are on a ventilator, Sisodia added.