"Every district magistrate (DM) has to assess the situation in the area. At times, even if there is a single case in a household, the DMs declare it a containment zone if there is a high rate of infection in that area," said a senior government official.
According to a BMC bulletin, with new additions, the COVID-19 tally jumped to 9,39,867, while the death toll climbed to 16,413. This was the fourth day in a row when the city has witnessed a dip in daily COVID-19 infections.
In view of the rapid spread of the coronavirus, Singh said that an order has been issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) with the advice that official meetings will be conducted, as far as possible, through video conferencing.
The city government has significantly ramped up coronavirus testing capacity and more than 97,700 tests were conducted a day ago, the latest health bulletin showed.
Amid the Omicron scare, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had on Monday said all samples that test positive for COVID-19 will now be sent for genome sequencing.
Covid-19 positivity rate has increased in three states in India, with Centre asking states and union territories to maintain strict watch on the situation. .
Srinagar district administration is also mulling localised lock-down in some specific areas of the city if the number of positive cases do not decline.
The authorities are likely to increase Covid-19 restrictions across West Bengal once again in a bid to stop the current surge in infections.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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