Restrictions will be tightened in Delhi, there will be no lockdown at present. Restrictions will be tightened in Delhi, there will be no lockdown at present

Digital Desk, New Delhi. The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Monday said restrictions will be further tightened in the national capital amid rising cases of Kovid-19, but no lockdown will be imposed for the time being.

The decision was taken in a meeting held on Monday afternoon to review the situation of Kovid-19 in Delhi. Official sources had earlier said, in view of the increasing cases, a meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has been scheduled on Monday afternoon. Restrictions can be fixed, as the cases are increasing rapidly.

According to the Delhi Health Department, the positivity rate of the city has gone up to 23.53 percent. On Sunday, 22,751 fresh COVID-19 cases were reported in the national capital, the highest in the last eight months. Earlier on May 1, 2021, 25,219 cases were registered. With this, the number of infections has now reached 15,49,730, and active COVID cases stand at 60,733, which is the highest number since May 16.

Meanwhile, curfew has already been imposed in the national capital under yellow alert with some restrictions during the weekend. The restrictions related to the pandemic depend on the severity of the infection rate, which is decided under the Graded Action Response Plan (GRAP) – approved by the DDMA, where it is decided under what circumstances which activities will be allowed. The increase in COVID-19 cases is measured with four levels of alert, which include Yellow, Amber, Orange and Red.

(IANS)

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