IndiaUpdates January 4: Amid a , states such Punjab and Union Territory of Delhi have imposed stricter measures to curb the spread of the virus. Delhi Chief Minister and other leaders have tested positive for the virus.
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority on Tuesday decided toOnly essential movement will be allowed during the curfew. It also decided to implement work from home in all government offices, while private offices will be permitted to function at 50 per cent capacity.
The Punjab government, meanwhile, hasfrom 10 pm to 5 am, excluding essential services. All educational institutes shall remain closed, while online classes will continue. Moreover, bars, cinemas halls, malls, restaurants and spas will be allowed to operate at 50 per cent capacity, subject to staff being fully vaccinated.
Among other restrictions, the notification urges people to follow the ‘no mask, no service’ principle — no service shall be provided in government and private offices to the person not wearing proper mask.
In Telangana,for all educational institutions across the state between January 8 and 16. The decision was taken Monday during Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s review of the Covid-19 situation prevailing in the state. However, officials informed the CM there was no need to impose a lockdown in the state at present.
Maharashtra is planning to procure anto ensure that infections from the variant are detected faster. This comes as the state continued to top the Omicron count in the country, with 568 total cases as of Tuesday. In light of the surge in cases, Brihanmumbai Municipal corporation (BMC)-run schools in Mumbai will remain closed for Classes 1 to 9 and Class 11 till January 31.
Meanwhile, Delhi CM Kejriwal, who had attended an election rally in Dehradun a day before, on Tuesday. However, Health Minister Satyendra Jain stated that the infection was mild. MP Manoj Tiwari, Union Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey and Maharashtra Minister Eknath Shinde, too, announced over Twitter that they have tested positive for .