Do not panic, but remain cautious: Arvind Kejriwal
New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday addressed a press conference to notify that the Delhi government is prepared and there is no need to panic due to Omicron as it is very mild in nature. He maintained that remaining cautious against the virus is the need of the hour.
"COVID19 cases are increasing rapidly in Delhi, but there is no need to panic. Currently, the active cases in the city are 6360. Today, 3100 new cases expected to be reported. Only 246 hospital beds were occupied yesterday. All cases are mild and asymptomatic.
"As of now, only 82 oxygen beds in hospitals are occupied. Delhi government is prepared will 37,000 beds. I just want to tell you that all new cases are with mild symptoms, asymptomatic, so there is no need to panic," CM Arvind Kejriwal said.
Meanwhile, a mini-lockdown has been imposed in Delhi to ensure that the spread of virus can be contained.
Here are the new rules -
• There will be a night curfew between 10 pm and 5 am daily.
• Private offices will function with 50% staff barring those designated essential services, which includes hospitals, media, banks, insurance companies and telecom services.
• Weddings are allowed with up to 20 people and they can take place only at home or in court. The 20-person limit also applies to funerals.
• Malls and shops will open on an odd-even basis, between 10 am and 8 pm. Online deliveries can continue.
• Standalone shops or markets in residential colonies will not follow the odd-even rule.
• Cinemas, multiplexes and gyms will be closed again. Schools and colleges will stay shut.
• Restaurants and bars will be closed at 10 pm and they will operate at half capacity.
• The Delhi Metro will function with half its capacity.
• Salons, barber shops and parlours will be allowed. Spas and wellness clinics will be closed.
• Political, religious, festival-related gatherings won't be allowed. Religious places can stay open but visitors won't be allowed.
• Public parks will also stay open, but picnics or gatherings won't be allowed.