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With 1,354 new COVID-19 cases in Delhi reported on Wednesday, the positivity rate has touched the seven per cent mark for the first time in a few months. According to the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) approved by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority last year, if the positivity rate remains above 5 per cent for more than two days, then the government can impose curfews to control the surge in the city.
Here's what will happen if the positivity rate remains over 5 per cent for more than two days:
While COVID positivity has crossed the 7 per cent mark, the number of hospitalisations in the national capital is still less. Owing to the current situation in Delhi, experts said that the COVID situation is not serious at present. Health Minister Satyender Jain recently said that the government is on the lookout for any outbreaks, but the current scenario in Delhi doesn't warrant any major restrictions.
However, the sharp rise in COVID cases in Delhi has forced the government to bring back the mask mandate. The Delhi government issued an order asking the authority to fine anyone who does not wear masks in public places for Rs 500. The fine will not apply to those riding in private four-wheelers together.
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