The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) all private offices in Delhi to have employees into Work-From-Home in new Covid rules to tackle the surge in cases. Only offices considered essential services will be exempted.
Till now, offices had been asked to function with half their employees in office and the rest at home. Government offices in the city are working with 50 percent attendance
Private banks, offices offering essential services, insurance firms, pharmaceutical companies, microfinance organisations, lawyers' offices, and courier services are all exempt from the new rule.
Delhi closed restaurants and bars yesterday, allowing only takeout and home delivery.
Over 19,000 new cases were registered in Delhi yesterday, somewhat less than the 22,751 reported on Sunday. Yesterday, the rate of positivity reached 25%, the highest level since May 5. In addition, the city reported 17 deaths.
Cases in the city are expected to peak "in one or two days, probably this week," according to Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, and infections in the Third Wave will begin to decline after that.
"The peak has arrived, or will arrive in the next day or two. It (the peak) will undoubtedly occur this week." he told
Across India, 1,68,063 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in the last 24 hours. Cases are down by 11,660 and the positivity rate has dipped from 13 per cent to around 10 per cent.