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Private offices closed in Delhi due to Corona havoc, order given to adopt work from home process

New Delhi: In view of the increasing cases of COVID-19, the Delhi government on Tuesday issued instructions to keep all private offices closed except those falling in the exempted category. The private offices, which were till now functioning with 50 per cent working capacity, have now been asked to follow the work-from-home process. According to the order issued by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority, restaurants and bars in the city have also been directed to be closed.

However, restaurants are allowed to allow home delivery of food. Apart from this, people can pack and take food from the restaurant. These restrictions will come into force with immediate effect and will continue till further orders. The situation related to COVID-19 in Delhi was reviewed in the meeting of DDMA held on Monday under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was also present in this meeting.

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“It has been found that the cases of COVID-19 (including cases of oomycron nature) have been increasing rapidly since the last few days and the number of people found infected has exceeded 23 per cent,” the order said. ” “Therefore, it has been felt that further restrictions are required to contain the spread of COVID-19, including the highly contagious Omicron form, in Delhi,” it said. The order said, “All private offices will remain closed except those falling under the exempted category. Work from home procedure will be followed. All restaurants and bars will remain closed. Restaurants are allowed to facilitate home delivery of food. Apart from this, people can pack and take food from the restaurant.”

Private offices falling in the exempted category will be allowed to function with 100 per cent staff. This category includes banks, companies providing essential services, insurance and mediclaim, pharma companies, lawyers’ offices, courier services, NBFCs, security services, media, petrol pumps and oil and gas retail and storage units.

The DDMA had implemented a ‘yellow alert’ on December 28, after the infection rate in Delhi remained above five per cent for two consecutive days, under which private offices were asked to work from 9 am to 5 pm with 50 per cent office attendance. was allowed. The government offices in the city are functioning with 50 per cent staff attendance as of now. (agency)

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