No More Weekend Curfew In Delhi; Restaurants To Run With 50% Capacity

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by Sanjana Shenoy
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As the virus spreads like wildfire, The Delhi government has been forced to announce restrictions to prevent the spread of the disease.  The Delhi government decided to withdraw the weekend curfew in the national capital with the slash in the COVID-19 cases. However, the night curfew will still remain in force till further notice. There is another good news! The bars and restaurants can operate with 50% seating capacity.
DDMA has also decided on capping the number of guests at weddings to 200.

Delhi Hotels Go Houseful During Weekend Lockdown

As Delhi announced weekend lockdowns, the hotels in the capital are going houseful as they turn weekend getaways during the lockdown. Many residents are booking hotels and rental homes for staycations. Some hotels saw 90% occupancy in the past weekend.

Picture Credits: Accor Hotels

Delhi Metro To Allow Only 50 Percent Capacity With No Standing While Commuting

Amid rising Covid-19 cases, Delhi Metro trains will now operate at 50 per cent seating capacity in view of the new restrictions imposed by  District Disaster Management Authorities (DDMA). In addition to this, passengers will not be permitted to stand during the travel. Moreover, entry into the metros will be regulated by opening only few gates for entry to ensure the travel guidelines are complied with. Only 444 gates will be kept open in the metro stations out of 712 gates.

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Picture Credits: India Today

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Cinema Halls In Delhi Shut Down Amid Rising Omicron Cases

Movie theatres in Delhi have been shut down after Covid-19 cases surge in the capital reaching a four-month high. These measures fall under Delhi’s Graded Response Action Plan this led to a “yellow alert” level taht came into effect after positivity rates exceeded 0.5 per cent for two consecutive days. While this decision was implemented to keep people safe, the Multiplex Association of India stated that this move to shut down theatres could lead to irreparable damage. They requested the government to permit theatres to function like bars and restaurants, at 50 per cent capacity. Until you can visit Delhi, go on a virtual tour of the capital’s prestigious monuments. 

 

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