DDMA meeting on Monday to discuss more restrictions to tackle COVID-19 threat – World Affairs SRS

DDMA meeting on Monday to discuss more restrictions to tackle COVID-19 threat

– World Affairs SRS

Amid rising COVID-19 cases, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority will meet on Monday to discuss further restrictions, including ‘total curfew’, under the Graded Response Action Plan, officials said on Friday.

With the rise in the number of coronavirus cases and its variant omicron, Delhi imposed a weekend curfew from 10 pm on Friday to 5 am on Monday.

According to data shared by the health department, Delhi on Friday reported 17,335 fresh Covid cases, the highest single-day increase since May 8 and nine deaths, while the positivity rate rose to 17.73 per cent.

This is a significant increase from Thursday when the city recorded 15,097 new cases at a positivity rate of 15.34 per cent.

As per official data, 10,665 and 5,481 cases were reported on Wednesday and Tuesday with positivity rates of 11.88 per cent and 8.37 per cent respectively.

Official sources said, “Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) meeting has been scheduled in the afternoon on Monday in view of rising COVID-19 cases. Further restrictions may be decided as the cases are rising rapidly.” ,” said official sources.

The agenda of the meeting includes review of the COVID-19 situation and preparedness in the wake of rising omicron cases in Delhi, discussion on implementation of GRAP (Level 4 Raid) and review of immunization programme.

“Discussions on implementation of Graded Response Action Plan (Level 4 Red Alert) as COVID positivity have crossed 15.34 per cent,” the notice listing agenda of the meeting said.

Under the four-stage Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) approved by the Red Alert DDMA, total curfew, closure of all non-essential shops, metro trains, government offices, barring essential services, is the highest level of restrictions. ,

This was also discussed in the last meeting of DDMA, but the officials decided to impose weekend curfew instead.

Under GRAP, a red alert is issued when the positivity of COVID crosses 5 per cent and persists for two consecutive days.

At present, in view of the heavy rush at bus stands and metro stations, DDMA has allowed 100 per cent seating capacity in buses and metro trains. However, standing passengers are not allowed.

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