The Indian government announced on Sunday (26) that a curfew will be imposed in New Delhi with effect from 11pm to 5am (IST).
The announcement was made as there was a surge in Covid 19 cases when the national capital touched 0.55%
On Sunday, Delhi recorded 290 COVID-19 cases, with a 0.55 percent positivity rate. A ‘yellow’ alarm is sounded if the positive rate stands at 0.5 percent for two days in a row, according to the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP).
With the ‘yellow alert,’ a series of restrictions take effect, including night curfews, school and college closures, decreased seating capacity in Metro trains and buses, and the closure of non-essential shops and malls, among others.
With cases of Omicron seeing a sudden spike across the country, various states have announced stricter regulations, including compulsory vaccination for accessing public places, home quarantine for all international passengers, night curfew and restrictions on the number of people who can assemble in places like markets.