Posted on 28 December 2021
As part of a "yellow alert" imposed in the capital due to an increase in Covid cases, private offices will run at 50% capacity, malls and shops will open on an odd-even basis, and weddings will be limited to only 20 people. Despite the fact that the limits were announced at 3 p.m., more than halfway through the working day, the government stated that they would take effect "immediately."
Rules to follow:
Every day between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., there will be a night curfew. Except for those considered essential services, such as hospitals, media, banks, insurance companies, and telecom services, private workplaces will operate with half-staffing. Weddings are permitted for up to 20 guests and can only be held at home or in court. Funerals are likewise subject to the 20-person restriction. Between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m., malls and stores will open on an odd-even basis. The delivery of goods via the internet can continue. The odd-even rule will not apply to stand-alone stores or markets in residential colonies. Cinemas, multiplexes, and gyms will once again be closed. The schools and colleges will be closed. Restaurants and bars will close at 10 p.m. and operate at half capacity thereafter. The Delhi Metro will operate at half-capacity. Salons, barbershops, and parlours will be permitted to operate. There will be no spas or wellness clinics open. There will be no political, religious, or festival-related gatherings allowed. Religious institutions may remain open, but visitors will not be permitted. Public parks will remain open as well, although no picnics or meetings will be permitted.