Fresh Covid restrictions in Delhi: Negative test report must for those coming from Maharashtra
On Saturday, the Delhi government announced a slew of restrictions, including restricting the operating capacity of bars and restaurants and mandating negative Covid-19 certificates for travellers arriving from Maharashtra.
The Delhi government on Saturday announced a fresh set of restrictions in light of the recent surge in Covid-19 cases in the national capital. According to the order, the preventative measures will remain in force till April 30.
It will be mandatory for anyone traveling to Delhi from Maharashtra to carry a negative RT-PCR report dated 72 hours prior to arrival. Travelers without a negative report will be placed in quarantine for a period of 14 days.
On Saturday, Delhi recorded 7,897 new cases of infection pushing the national capital's positivity rate beyond 10 percent. Delhi now has 28,763 active Covid-19 cases.
The limit for guests at wedding functions has been revised to 50. At the same time, only 20 people will be allowed to attend the last rites of an individual.
Restaurants and bars will only be allowed to operate at 50 percent capacity for now.
For cinema halls, the Delhi government has decided to restrict operations to 50 percent of seating capacity.
Stadiums in Delhi will be allowed to host events given that they agree to the condition of having no spectators.
Similarly, coaches of the Delhi Metro will ply with only 50 percent of seating capacity till April 30 as part of the new set of rules. The same will be enforced for DTC buses and cluster buses operating in the national capital.
The staff of constitutional and government departments will be exempt from the new rules only if they show no symptoms of the novel coronavirus.