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Delhi: DDMA Directs Closure Of All Private Offices In Delhi, Announces Work From Home

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Highlights:

  • Work from home would be followed by private offices in Delhi, according to the DDMA’s revised guidelines.
  • The ruling comes in the wake of an increase of COVID-19 cases in the city.
  • Private offices in Delhi were previously operating with a 50% workforce.

To deal with the increase in the Covid cases, all private offices in Delhi will send employees to work from home under new Covid guidelines. Only offices that provide essential services will be exempt.

Previously, offices were supposed to function with 50% of their employees in the office and the rest at home. The city’s government offices have a 50% attendance rate.

Private banks, insurance firms, lawyers’ offices, pharmaceutical companies, offices offering important services, microfinance organisations, and courier services are among those exempted from the new rule.

In wake of the recent increase in Covid-19 cases, the DDMA meeting announced that limitations in the national capital would be tightened further, although there would be no lockdown for the time being.

Delhi closed restaurants and bars yesterday, allowing only takeaways and home delivery.

Over 19,000 new cases were registered in Delhi yesterday, slightly less than the 22,751 reported on Sunday. Yesterday, the positivity rate was 25%, the highest since May 5. In addition, the city recorded 17 fatalities.

According to Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, cases in the city would peak “in one or two days, probably this week,” and infections in the Third Wave will begin to decline after that.

On Monday, Mr. Jain stated, “The peak has already arrived, or will come in a day or two. It (peak) will happen this week definitely. Cases should start falling after that. But it’s possible we may enforce another curfew, just to remind people not to lower their guard,”

In India, 1,68,063 new COVID-19 cases have been detected in the last 24 hours. Cases have reduced by 11,660, and the positivity rate has dropped from 13% to around 10%.

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