New Delhi – As Delhi sees a radical increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has put fresh set of rules for private offices, ordering them to send all their employees to Work from home. Only those companies which fall under the banner of “essential services” will be exempted.
The decision was made in the DDMA meeting presided by the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal, and was attended by the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal among other officials.
Earlier, the private offices were asked to function with half of their employees working in office, and the remaining half to work from home. The government offices, on the other hand were working at half the employees capacity on a rotational basis.
It is important to note that, only yesterday, the restaurants and bars were shut down for dining, allowing only takeaways and home delivery.
The order from DDMA read,
The Covid situation in Delhi has been reviewed in (the) DDMA meeting, and it has been observed that (the) number of Covid-19 cases (including the cases of Omicron variant) has been rapidly increasing over the last few days & (test) positivity rate has crossed 23%. Therefore, it has been felt necessary that some more additional restrictions are imposed in Delhi to contain the spread of (the) Covid-19 virus, including the highly contagious and transmissible Omicron variant.
The Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Monday, has hinted at the possibility of a new curfew, to remind people to not lower their guards. He has also mentioned that the infection peak may come in a day or two, and the cases will gradually reduce thereon.
Offices exempted from restrictions
- Private banks
- Pharma companies
- Telecom services
- Cargo transporters
- Insurance companies
- Food processing units
- Office of Advocates
- MIcrofinance companies
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