YB WEB DESK. Dated: 1/6/2022 1:28:04 PM

The number of fresh Covid cases in the national capital nearly doubled within the last 24 hours, shooting up from 5481 to 10,665 in the biggest singleday spike since May 12. Eight deaths were also recorded -- the highest since June 26 -- amid the third wave driven by Omicron, a milder but highly infectious variant of coronavirus. The positivity rate was 11.88 per cent -- the highest since May 14. The spike in Covid cases is also being accompanied by higher numbers of hospitalisations. Leaves of all Delhi government officials and staff have been cancelled to ensure adequate manpower to handle Covid wave. The number of hospitalisations are increasing by the day. The third wave has set in India. Delhi has imposed the weekend curfew and work from home for government offices to arrest the sudden spurt in Covid cases. Under the restrictions, private offices can only function at 50 per cent capacity. Buses and the Delhi metro will operate at full capacity in order to avoid long queues and crowding. Now it is up to the people to take care. The protocols have to be followed with full care. It is high time that we follow all SoPs otherwise the situation has become very volatile. The national capital has been badly hit and so will the entire nation if people won’t understand the gravity of situation.


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