DDMA asks Delhi govt PSU, local bodies to maintain 'status quo'

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS): The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) in an order on Saturday has asked all departments, autonomous bodies, local bodies or corporations that come under the Delhi government to maintain status quo in relation to what they can do or they cannot.

Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Dev, who also heads DDMA's state executive committee said in an order dated October 31, "in exercise of powers conferred under Section 22 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, the undersigned, in his capacity as Chairperson, state executive committee, DDMA, GNCTD hereby directs all the departments/autonomous bodies/PSUs/Corporations/local bodies of GNCT of Delhi to maintain 'status quo' with respect to prohibited/permitted activities in NCT of Delhi".

This decision stays into effect till November 30, or further order.

Moreover, it also articulated once again about the number of people who can attend in an event like a wedding.

In closed spaces, a maximum of 50 per cent of the hall capacity will be allowed, the order stressed, with a ceiling of 200 individuals.

The order also reiterated that in open spaces the number of individuals will be determined in terms of the size of the space.

It added the SoPs like thermal screening or wearing a mask or for that matter maintaining physical distance from each other are compulsory, in both cases.

All District Magistrates and police DCPs have been asked to ensure compliance.

Delhi continued to witness an unprecedented rise in the number of daily infections on Friday as well.

According to a health department bulletin, the national capital recorded 5,891 fresh Covid-19 cases, the highest single-day spike till date, taking the total case-load to over 3.81 lakh with 47 new fatalities pushing the death count in the national capital to 6,470.




Title : DDMA asks Delhi govt PSU, local bodies to maintain 'status quo'


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