WFH For All Private Offices in Delhi Except Those Under Exempted Category: DDMA’s New Guidelines

Delhi lockdown: Earlier, the DDMA had banned dining at restaurants. However, home delivery and takeaways is being allowed at the eateries.

Updated: January 11, 2022 12:04 PM IST

By India.com News Desk | Edited by Analiza Pathak

Work From Home For All Private Offices in Delhi Except Those Under Exempted Category: DDMA in Revised Guidelines
Work From Home For All Private Offices in Delhi Except Those Under Exempted Category: DDMA in Revised Guidelines

New Delhi: With the rise in Coronavirus cases, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority on Tuesday has asked all private offices in Delhi to remain closed, except those which are falling under the exempted category. Work from home shall be followed by private offices, the order issued by the DDMA on Tuesday read. Presently, all private offices are operating with 50 per cent of their employees working from home. Earlier, the DDMA had banned dining at restaurants. As per the existing rules, restaurants were allowed operate dine-in facility at 50 per cent of their seating capacity from 8 am to 10 pm. Bars in the city were also permitted to open with 50 percent seating capacity from 12 noon to 10 pm.

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List of Delhi private offices that don’t need WFH:

  • Private banks.
  • Offices of companies providing essential services.
  • Insurance firms.
  • Offices of pharma companies requiring management of production and distribution.
  • Entities or Intermediaries regulated by the Reserve Bank of India.
  • Non-banking financial companies, or NBFC.
  • Microfinance Institutions.
  • Lawyers’ offices if courts, tribunals or commissions are open.
  • Courier service.

Delhi has been witnessing an alarming surge in new COVID-19 cases with the national capital recording nearly 20,000 new infections daily. Delhi, on Monday, logged 17 more deaths due to COVID-19 and 19,166 infections in a day as the positivity rate rose to 25 per cent, the highest since May 4 last year.

In the first 10 days of this month, Delhi has recorded 70 COVID-related deaths, higher than the combine fatalities reported in the city in the last five months.

In the last five months — nine in covid deaths had been reported December, seven in November, four in October, five in September and 29 in August, according to government data.

Delhi 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.

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Published Date: January 11, 2022 11:18 AM IST

Updated Date: January 11, 2022 12:04 PM IST