The DDMA took this decision a week after the COVID Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) issued a yellow alert in Delhi. After this decision, the question has started arising whether the lockdown is going to be imposed once again to prevent corona infection.
In 2020, lockdown was imposed across the country including Delhi. However, the restrictions were gradually extended in 2021. In the second wave, when the health systems in Delhi had completely collapsed, the government had to impose a lockdown. Let's have a sneak peek of the last days wave and then tell you about the weekend curfew:-
first wave : In the first wave in Delhi, there was a lockdown with the whole country. PM Modi had announced a lockdown in the entire country on 22 March and till 18 May, the blockade remained closed in the entire country. After this slowly the process of unlocking started.
second wave: In 2021, the cases of corona started increasing from the first week of April. It had become dangerous by the end of April. After this, the Delhi government started imposing restrictions like night curfew to prevent corona infection. When the atmosphere deteriorated, then once again the lockdown had to be imposed in the whole country.
Now this weekend curfew has been announced in Delhi:- DDMA announced weekend curfew during the meeting on Corona on Tuesday. In the last 1 week, 8 times corona cases were reported in Delhi. Apart from this, the positivity rate is continuously increasing the concern.
On January 4, 5500 new cases of corona have been registered in Delhi. Three people have also died during this period. The positivity rate has also increased to 8.37%. The corona case and positivity rate are once again moving towards 2021. At present, there has been no increase in the number of patients and the death toll.
Even Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain ruled out the possibility of a lockdown in Delhi. He said, the weekend curfew should not be seen as a step before the lockdown. The new restrictions have been taken keeping in mind the interests of the workers.