Amid the looming fear of the third wave of COVID-19, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has released a set of new guidelines for the nation’s capital. The latest guidelines state that 100 people will be allowed in wedding functions / parties and theaters will operate at 50% capacity.
The order further stipulates that no social, political and cultural gatherings will be allowed in Delhi. Notably, Delhi was under full lockdown from April 19, 2021 until May 30, 2021, amid the deadly second wave of the virus.
With the drop in the number of cases, the authorities in the national capital are now allowing normalcy to gradually return.
Delhi Metro is also set to operate soon with 100% capacity, however, no standing passengers will be allowed.
Consult the new list of directives
- Schools will remain closed for students in grade 8 to September 30. However, students in class 9 and above will be allowed to physically attend schools at 50% of their capacity.
- A maximum participation of 50% will be allowed at gatherings in the auditorium or at school assemblies and other educational establishments.
- Religious places may be open but visitors will not be allowed to enter.
- Restaurants – as before – will operate at 50% of capacity, in accordance with COVID-related protocols.
- Weekly markets can remain open.
Meanwhile, India, for the fourth day in a row, has reported less than 30,000 new daily cases of COVID-19. India reported 27,176 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours on Wednesday, bringing the country’s total to 33,316,755, according to data from the Union’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.