Delhi Omicron Threat: 'No Mask No Entry' policy at shops and workplaces

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal made an appeal to the public to not let their guards down and wear masks to arrest the spread of coronavirus.

Delhi Omicron Threat: 'No Mask No Entry' policy at shops and workplaces
A health worker administers a dose of covid-19 vaccine to a shopkeeper during a special vaccination camp organised after Omicron Covid Variant identified at Sarojni Nagar Market in New Delhi, India on December 25, 2021. Photographs: Rajeev Bhatt

In response to escalating COVID-19 cases and the Omicron danger, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) announced directives to enforce the "No Mask, No Entry" regulation in stores and workplaces. DDMA also has issued guidelines to be followed in the national capital.

A closed shop at Sarojini Nagar market after Delhi government ordered the market to operate on odd-even basis on weekends, amid rising cases of Omicron variant of COVID-19 in New Delhi,India on 26 December,2021. Photograph: Rajeev Bhatt

Authorities have been asked to hold meetings with Resident Welfare Associations and market associations to warn them of the "consistent increase" in Covid cases as well as the introduction of the Omicron variety.

A health worker administers a dose of covid-19 vaccine to a shopkeeper during a special vaccination camp in the market