Delhi to re-impose night curfew amid rising Covid cases

A file photo of Connaught place in New Delhi after the Delhi Government imposed night curfew on April 6, 2021. (Wasim Sarvar/IANS)

Delhi to re-impose night curfew amid rising Covid cases

New Delhi, December 26, 2021

Night curfew will be re-imposed again in the national capital from Monday amid rising fresh Covid infections on daily basis.

The curfew will be imposed from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Delhi on Sunday recorded 290 fresh Covid infection which is the highest single-day rise after June 10. According to the Health Department, the city had recorded 305 Covid cases on June 10.

The Covid positivity rate has also climbed to 0.55 per cent, against 0.67 per cent Covid positivity on June 4.

The number of active Covid cases has also crossed the 1,000 mark in the city and currently stands at 1,103 which is the highest after July 1, when there were 1,357 active Covid cases, as per the Health Department.

One Covid death has also been reported in the city in the last 24 hours, taking the death tally to 25,105.

Delhi has so far detected 79 cases of the new Covid variant, Omicron. Of them, 23 have been discharged from hospital, according to officials.

IANS

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