“Yoga boosts immunity. We will send them a link today and classes to begin from tomorrow in different batches,” he said.
Delhi residents who are under home isolation due COVID-19 infection will now be able to “boost immunity” with the help of Yoga asanas and pranayama (breathing exercises), Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said today as he launched a new initiative under ‘Delhi ki Yogshaala”.
“The Delhi government is starting a new initiative under ‘Delhi ki Yogshaala’ for the speedy recovery of all the Covid patients under home isolation. Yoga boosts immunity… We will send them a link today and classes to begin from tomorrow in different batches,” the chief minister said.
Amid rising Covid cases, driven by the Omicron variant, the Delhi government has imposed several restrictions such as closing dine-in facility in restaurants and making work-from-home mandatory for private offices, except for essential services.
Delhi’s WFH Order For Private Offices: Who Is Exempt
COVID-19 Delhi WFH: Here’s a list of those that do not need to go into work-from-home, or WFH, mode in Delhi
New Delhi: All private offices will be closed in Delhi except those exempt under new COVID-19 safety guidelines. Here’s a list of those that do not need to go into work-from-home, or WFH, mode.
Delhi’s Private Offices Ordered To Close, Work From Home Only
Work From Home In Delhi: Those exempted from the new rule include private banks, offices providing essential services, insurance companies, pharma companies, microfinance companies, lawyers’ offices and courier services.
All private offices in Delhi will send employees into Work-From-Home in new Covid rules to tackle the surge in cases. Only offices considered essential services will be exempted.
Till now, offices had been asked to function with half their employees in office and the rest at home. Government offices in the city are working with 50 percent attendance
Those exempted from the new rule include private banks, offices providing essential services, insurance companies, pharma companies, microfinance companies, lawyers’ offices and courier services.
The decision was taken by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA).
Yesterday, Delhi shut restaurants and bars and said only takeaways and home delivery would be allowed.
Delhi reported over 19,000 new cases yesterday, marginally lower than Sunday’s 22,751. The positivity rate stood at 25 per cent yesterday, the highest since May 5. The city also reported 17 deaths.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said cases in the city are likely to peak “in one or two days, definitely this week”, and infections in the Third Wave will start dipping after that.
“The peak has already arrived, or will come in a day or two. It (peak) will happen this week definitely. Cases should start falling after that. But it’s possible we may enforce another curfew, just to remind people not to lower their guard,” Mr Jain told NDTV on Monday.
Across India, 1,68,063 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in the last 24 hours. Cases are down by 11,660 and the positivity rate has dipped from 13 per cent to around 10 per cent.
Several Flights Delayed At Delhi Airport Due To Dense Fog
Dense fog was reported over Delhi’s Palam airport reducing the visibility to just 50 meters between 06:30 and 08:00 hours today morning.
Several flights to and from Delhi airport were delayed as a thick blanket of fog hovered over the national capital leading to poor visibility but there was no cancellation or diversion reported, a senior Delhi airport official said on Tuesday.
The official said that several flights got delayed by 5-15 minutes due to dense fog. Passengers are requested to contact the airline concerned for updated flight information, any inconvenience is regretted.
Dense fog was reported over Palam airport reducing the visibility to just 50 meters between 06:30 and 08:00 hours in the morning.
Delhi airport took to Twitter to inform passengers about the flight operations: “Low Visibility Procedures are in progress at Delhi Airport. All flight operations are presently normal. Passengers are requested to contact the airline concerned for updated flight information.
He added that they are updating information related to flight operations on social media handles of Delhi airport for passengers.
According to the IMD, ‘very dense’ fog is when visibility is between 0 and 50 metres. In case of ‘dense’ fog, visibility is between 51 and 200 metres, ‘moderate’ is between 201 and 500 metres, and ‘shallow’ is between 501 and 1,000 metres.