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Delhi govt imposes ‘yellow alert’ with new guidelines and restrictions, here’s all the details

The Delhi administration has opted to implement the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) ‘yellow’ alert in the city, citing an increase in Covid cases and Omicron infections in the national capital. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal convened a conference in Delhi to discuss the Covid problem and ordered a raft of measures aimed at limiting the virus’s spread.

In the national capital, a night curfew is in effect from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

WHAT WILL BE ALLOWED UNDER THE NEW RULES?

Shops and malls with non-essential services or goods will remain open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. under the odd-even rule.

Construction will go on as usual, and the industry will stay open.

The metro will have a 50% seating capacity.

Buses travelling from one state to another will have a 50% seat capacity.

In an auto, e-rickshaw, cab, or cycle rickshaw, only two passengers are permitted.

Salons and beauty salons will be open as usual.

Weddings and funerals will be limited to a maximum of 20 individuals.

Religious sites will stay open, but devotee access will be limited.

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., private offices can open with a 50% capacity.

WHAT IS NOT PERMITTED UNDER THE NEW RULES

Multiplexes and movie theaters will be closed.

Auditoriums and banquet halls will be closed.

Spas, gyms, yoga studios, and amusement parks will be closed. Schools, colleges, educational institutions, and coaching institutes will all be closed for the day.

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