100% Staff In Offices, Gyms & Schools To Reopen, Night Curfew To Remain In Delhi

New Delhi: In view of the consistent decline in the number of COVID-19 cases, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has decided to reopen schools, colleges and gyms and also exempted single drivers exempted from wearing masks in cars.

The DDMA also decided that the night curfew would now begin at 11 pm instead of 10 pm.

Institutions of Higher Education and coaching institutes have been allowed to reopen subject to Standard Operating Procedure (SoP) and strict adherence to COVID Appropriate Behaviour, sources said.

Schools will also be open in a phased manner and they would reopen from February 4 for classes 9 and 12. Teachers who aren’t vaccinated will not be permitted in schools.

Offices will function with 100 per cent attendance in Delhi. They added that single drivers in cars to be exempted from mask mandate.

Delhi has been witnessing a steady decline in daily Covid-19 cases and test positivity rate. On Thursday, the national capital reported 2,668 fresh infections and 13 fatalities, while the positivity rate dropped to 4.3 per cent. Cases have been on a downward trajectory after touching the record high of 28,867 on January 13.

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