Due to an increase in Covid cases, restaurants and bars have closed their dining rooms as of today.
The government has banned dining at restaurants and bars in the National Capital after nearly 19,000 new Covid cases were reported in a single day, with the positivity rate reaching 25%.
After the Delhi Disaster Management Authority expressed concern about the rapid spread of both the Delta and Omicron variants in the capital, the new restrictions were imposed. The Delhi government has decided to impose strict measures to reduce the number of infected people as part of the rescue plan.
“Due to an increase in positive cases, it was decided to close the restaurants and bars and only offer a ‘take out’ service.” The decision was also made to allow only one weekly market per day per zone,” said Delhi L-G Anil Baijal in a tweet.
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Restaurants, on the other hand, can continue to serve food through takeaways and home deliveries.
The government imposed a weekend curfew from Friday 10 p.m. to Monday 5 a.m. last week. Restaurants and bars were already operating at half-capacity after the city was placed on yellow alert in December due to an unexpected spike in cases.
The new guidelines have also limited how markets operate, allowing only one weekly market to operate in a single zone.