Delhi Shells Out Rs 22L For Not Wearing Mask – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: In the last fortnight, since the mandate to wear face masks came back in force following an uptick in the number of Covid-19 cases, the district authorities have prosecuted more than 4,500 people and imposed fines amounting to more than Rs 22 lakh for not keeping their faces covered in public. In its meeting on April 20, Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) decided that not wearing a face mask in public places would attract a penalty of Rs 500. On April 22, Delhi government issued an order stating…

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As Covid-19 Cases Surge, Delhi Govt Makes Wearing Of Mask Mandatory

In view of a spurt in coronavirus cases in the city, the Delhi government on Wednesday made wearing of masks mandatory in public places and imposed a fine of Rs 500 on violators. Officials said the Delhi Disaster Management Authority, in its meeting, also decided not to shut schools, but chose to come up with a a separate Standard Operating Procedure in consultation with experts. The government is expected to issue an official order regarding the mandatory use of masks soon. Sources said authorities have been asked to keep a…

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DDMA Relaxes Restrictions In Delhi; Schools, Colleges To Reopen

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Friday announced the reopening of schools and colleges in the city on account of a drop in Covid-19 cases. Schools will reopen in a phased manner for class 9th-12th students from February 7 and for classes nursery to 8th from February 14. Unvaccinated teachers will not be allowed on school premises. The DDMA also relaxed the timings of the night curfew with the curfew now kicking in from 11 PM instead of 10 PM. Rolling back a controversial mandate, the DDMA has now…

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DDMA Likely To Meet On Friday To Discuss Relaxations In COVID-19 Restrictions

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) is likely to meet on Friday to discuss further relaxations in COVID-19 curbs, including reopening of schools, in view of the declining cases in the national capital. The number of daily cases in Delhi has been on the decline after touching the record high of 28,867 on January 13. The city had recorded a positivity rate of 30.6 per cent on January 14, the highest during the ongoing wave of the pandemic. It took just 10 days for daily cases to drop below the 10,000-mark. The DDMA is…

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Delhi Metro Services To Resume As Per Regular Timetable On Weekends

Delhi Metro services on weekends will be resumed as per regular timetable from Saturday in view of the ease in restrictions due to improvement in Covid situation in the city, officials said. Weekend curfew was imposed in Delhi from January 8 onwards, following which services had been curtailed. The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Thursday had decided to lift weekend curfew and the odd-even system of opening non-essential shops in the city besides allowing restaurants, bars, cinema halls and theatres to reopen with 50 per cent capacity, given the improving…

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Traders In Delhi Request DDMA To Amend COVID-19 Restrictions Under GRAP

The Chamber of Trade and Industry (CTI), an umbrella body of different trade unions in Delhi, urged the DDMA on Wednesday to amend the restrictions under the GRAP for COVID-19 and consider two other indicators as well — the number of fresh cases of the infection and that of the oxygen beds occupied — before announcing any colour-coded alert. The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has sounded a “yellow” alert under its Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) after the Covid positivity rate in the national capital was recorded above 0.5…

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Unvaccinated Delhi govt employees will not be allowed to attend office from October 16: DDMA – ET HealthWorld

Delhi government employees and teachers who have not received at least one shot of COVID-19 vaccine will not be allowed to attend their workplaces from October 16, according to a Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) order on Friday. All such unvaccinated Delhi government employees, including teachers and frontline workers, will be treated as “on leave” till they get the jab, the order stated. Delhi government has also directed private schools to follow the DDMA order. The heads of departments concerned will verify vaccinated employees through the Aarogya Setu app or…

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Govt & Pvt Schools From Classes 9-12, Colleges, Universities To Reopen In Delhi From Sep 1: Sisodia

The issue of reopening schools in Delhi was earlier discussed in a meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) that was attended by Lt Governor Anil Baijal, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Sisodia among others. All government and private schools from classes 9-12, colleges, universities and coaching institutes in Delhi will reopen from September 1, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Friday. He said a decision about opening schools for lower classes will be taken after analysing the effect of reopening schools for senior classes. Sisodia said that…

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Delhi Schools Reopen For Classes 10 To 12 For Admission, Board Practicals

The Delhi government has partially reopened schools. The APP-government has allowed students of classes 10 to 12 to visit schools from Monday for work related to admission and practical activities for board exams. The administration said that health checkup camps situated on school campuses can resume. Through an order issued Sunday evening, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) also permitted the opening of weekly markets across the city from Monday with a rider that the vendors and visitors shall follow Covid-appropriate behaviour. The DDMA, however, specified that schools, coaching centres…

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