The Delhi government on Sunday announced fresh restrictions, banning most public gatherings and setting limits for attendance at restaurants, theatres, on public transport and functions like weddings and funerals.
An order issued by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) said the new rules, along with the night curfew, will stay in place till April 30.
The authority has banned all social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural and religious gatherings in Delhi.
For those passengers flying in to Delhi from Maharashtra, an RT-PCR report not older than 72 hours has been mandatory.
If found without an RT-PCR report, mandatory quarantine for such passengers for 14 days. Govt functionaries exempted if asymptomatic.
Delhi had seen its highest single-day COVID-19 case spike with 8,521 new coronavirus infections being reported in just 24 hours.
The new order said restaurants, cinema halls and buses will operate with a 50% capacity. Swimming pools will remain shut, except for training of sportsperson for participation in national and international events, and stadiums will be without spectators, it added. All government staff lower than Grade-I will mostly work from home on a rotation basis and private offices also advised to stagger work hours and follow work from home rules.
The cumulative positivity rate of Delhi is now 4.63 percent, with a total of 1,54,43,955 coronavirus tests being conducted so far. A total of 6,74,415 COVID-19 patients have recovered, been discharged of hospitals, or migrated in Delhi since the outbreak of the pandemic.
At present, there are 5,236 containment zones in the National Capital.