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Unlock 2: DDMA to maintain status quo after assessing Delhi’s COVID-19 situation

As per the latest figures from the health ministry, Delhi has 89,802 COVID-19 cases including 2,803 deaths

Unlock 2 DDMA to maintain status quo after assessing Delhi's COVID-19 situation
New Delhi, First Published Jul 2, 2020, 10:31 AM IST
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New Delhi: The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Wednesday (July 1) said that keeping the situation of the national capital with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic in mind, it has decided to maintain status quo in the metropolis for Unlock 2.

The only modification has been in the timing of night curfew, which will now stay in place from 10 pm to 5 am in the place of 9 pm to 5 am.

"The situation of COVID-19 in Delhi has been assessed and in view of the present scenarios, it has been decided to maintain status quo in NCT of Delhi in the larger public interest, except modifying the timing of night curfew on the movement of individuals from 10 pm to 5 am in the place of 9 pm to 5 am," an order by the DDMA said.

In its order, the DDMA said that the national capital territory is "threatened with the spread of COVID-19 epidemic, which has already been declared as a pandemic by the WHO, and has considered it necessary to take effective measures to prevent its spread in NCT of Delhi."

It added that the DDMA had extended the lockdown in containment zones through an order dated June 30 and also specified prohibited and permissible activities throughout NCT of Delhi.

Delhi's COVID-19 containment zones were remapped in light of the rising number of cases and in the Unlock-2 stage the number now stands at 397 with South-West Delhi being the worst hit district with most containment zones.

A total of 2,442 COVID-19 cases and 61 deaths were reported in the national capital on Wednesday, taking the total number of cases to 89,802 in Delhi, the health department said.

According to the official data, 1,644 were cured and discharged today. The total number of cases includes 27,007 active cases, 59,992 cured and 2,803 deaths.

The silver lining is that close to 60,000 people in the national capital have recovered after contracting coronavirus. This has taken the recovery rate to 66.8%, more than the national average of 59.5%.

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