All private offices in Delhi will send employees to work from home under the new Covid rules to deal with the upsurge in cases. Only offices considered essential services will be exempt.
Until now, offices have been required to function with half of their employees in the office and the rest at home. City government offices work with 50 percent participation
People exempt from the new rule include private banks, bureaus providing essential services, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, microfinance companies, law firms and courier services.
The decision was taken by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA).
Delhi yesterday closed restaurants and bars and said only take-out and home delivery would be allowed.
Delhi reported more than 19,000 new cases yesterday, slightly lower than Sunday’s 22,751. The positivity rate stood at 25% yesterday, the highest since May 5. The city has also reported 17 deaths.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said cases in the city are expected to peak “within a day or two, certainly this week,” and infections in the third wave will start to decline after that.
“The peak has already happened, or will happen in a day or two. It (peak) will definitely happen this week. Cases should start to drop after that. But we may apply another curfew, just to remind you. people not to let their guard down, ”Jain told NDTV on Monday.
In India, 1,68,063 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the past 24 hours. The cases decreased by 11,660 and the positivity rate increased from 13% to around 10%.