Yellow Alert imposed in Delhi amid Omicron fear
Exercising the principle of prevention better than cure, the Delhi Government has decided to impose Level 1 of ‘Covid-19 Graded Response Action Plan in Delhi.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said restrictions are being imposed to avoid this virus from entering anyone’s homes and the Government doesn’t want anyone to catch even a fever or cold.
The Chief Minister said: “We are imposing restrictions to avoid this virus from entering anyone’s homes. A few months ago, we had formulated a ‘Graded Response Action Plan’ (GRAP) in order to take appropriate action and impose restrictions depending on the level of spread of the coronavirus. We developed this plan so that we wouldn’t have to sit down and brainstorm our plan of action every time. This would ensure a scientific and systematic approach to impose a certain amount of restrictions at a certain percentage of Covid prevalence.
“Under GRAP, we had decided that in case the coronavirus positivity rate remains over 0.5 per cent for two days consistently, the Yellow Alert or Level 1 will be imposed. Since the positivity rate has consistently been above 0.5 per cent for the past 2-3 days, we have decided to impose Level 1 starting today. Certain activities and places are having restrictions imposed on them.”
The “Yellow” alert involves restrictions like night curfew, closure of schools and colleges, alternate day opening of shops of non-essential items and halved seating capacity in Metro trains and public transport buses among others.