Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday announced a weekend curfew in the city in view of the surge in Covid-19 cases driven by the Omicron variant. At a press conference, he urged citizens to not move out of their homes on Saturdays and Sundays, except in case of emergencies.
Under the new guidelines, government employees, except those engaged in essential services, will be asked to work from home, while private offices will function at 50% capacity, Sisodia added.
Meanwhile, Delhi recorded 5,481 new coronavirus in the last 24 hours, pushing the infection tally in the city to 14,63,701 since the pandemic first broke out in March 2020. With three deaths, the toll climbed to 25,113.
The positivity rate increased to 8.37% from Monday’s 6.46%.
Delhi has seen an alarming rise in daily coronavirus cases over the last few days. On Monday, the city…