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Delhi government issues fresh restrictions to curb COVID-19 spread; Negative RT-PCR test mandatory for those coming from Maharashtra

The Delhi government has issued fresh guidelines prohibiting certain activities and regulating others in a bid to arrest the spread of COVID-19.

The order issued on Saturday made it mandatory for those coming from Maharashtra to have a negative RT-PCR Test report not older than 72 hours prior to undertaking the journey.

All social / political / sports I entertainment / academic / cultural /religious / festival related and other gatherings and congregations have been prohibited.

The following activities shall be permitted with restrictions as specified below.

No permission is required from any authority for undertaking the following permitted activities:

(i) Funeral / last rites related gatherings are allowed upto 20 persons.

(ii) Marriage related gatherings are allowed upto 50 persons.

(iii) Restaurants and Bars are allowed upto 50% of the seating capacity.

(iv)   Transportation by Delhi Metro: 50% of capacity of metro coach

(v) Transportation by buses: Intra-State (within NCT of Delhi) movement of buses (DTC as well as Cluster) shall be permitted with the condition that not more than 50 % of bus capacity shall be allowed at one time inside the bus. In the case of buses, boarding shall be allowed only from the rear door while de-boarding shall be allowed only from the front door.

(v) Stadia for organizing sports events shall be allowed without spectators.

(vi)  Cinemas / theatres / multiplexes will be permitted to open with up to 50% of their seating capacity.

(vii) All Government offices of NCT of Delhi / Autonomous bodies / PSUs / Corporations / Local Bodies shall function with officers of the level of Grade-I /equivalent and above to the extent of 100% strength. The remaining staff will attend up to 50% as per requirement to be assessed by HOD concerned (remaining 50% of the staff will work from home). All HODs shall issue consequential orders in respect of their concerned department in this regard.

However, Health and Family Welfare and all related medical establishments, Police, Prisons, Home Guards, Civil Defence, Fire and emergency Services, District Administration, Pay & Account Office, Electricity, Water and Sanitation, Disaster Management and related services, NIC, NCC and Municipal services, and all other essential services shall function without any restrictions and delivery of public services shall be ensured and necessary staff will be deployed for such purpose.

(viii) Private offices/ organizations are advised to stagger the office timings and also stagger the presence and quantum of staff with an objective to reduce the number of employees attending office at the same time. They are further advised to follow the practice of work from home, as far as possible.

All other activities will be permitted, except those which are specifically prohibited / restricted.

However, in Containment Zones, only essential activities shall be allowed and all measures shall be taken strictly as prescribed by MoHFW, Gol as well as H&FW Department, GNCTD, in letter & spirit by all authorities concerned

But, there shall be no restriction on inter-state and intra-state movement of persons and goods including those for Cross-land border trade under Treaties with neighbouring countries. No separate permission / approval / e-permit will be required for such movements.



Via Bar & Bench
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