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Delhi- no lockdown

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Jagran News Desk, New Delhi: To combat the worrisome increase of new COVID-19 cases in the national capital, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) decided on Monday to suspend dine-in services at restaurants and hotels, while takeout would continue. Meanwhile, the DDMA has also resisted implementing a lockdown in the city and has vowed to maintain existing limitations.

In its most recent meeting, the DDMA resolved to impose a weekend lockdown in Delhi. The meeting was also attended by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Health Minister Satyendar Jain, Revenue Minister Kailash Gehlot, Chief Secretary Vijay Dev, and numerous health department officials.

As a yellow warning was issued under the Graded Response Action Plan last week, the DDMA ordered the immediate closure of schools, universities, theatres, and gyms, as well as numerous limitations on the operation of stores and public transportation (GRAP). However, because to the ongoing rise of COVID-19 instances, a night curfew was also enforced in the national capital from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.The state health department reported 22,751 new COVID-19 cases in Delhi in the previous 24 hours. According to a health department report, the positive rate for the day is 23.53 percent. With this, the overall number of COVID-19 cases in the city has risen to 15,49,730, including 60,733 active instances.

In the previous 24 hours, 10,179 persons recovered from the virus, bringing the overall number of recoveries in the national capital to 14,63,837. However, in the recent 24 hours, the city reported 17 COVID-related fatalities. In Delhi, 25,160 individuals have died as a result of the virus.

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