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Delhi orders WFH for private offices

Our Bureau | Updated on: Jan 11, 2022
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Government to offer online yoga classes to home-isolated Covid patients

The Delhi government has decided to tighten curbs in the capital city due to rising cases. As per Delhi Disaster Management Authority’s latest order, all private offices have been ordered to close down except those that are in the exempted category. Earlier private offices were allowed to work at 50 per cent capacity.

Restaurants in the city have also been asked to shut down dine-in services, and can only operate take-away and delivery services.

In a virtual conference on Tuesday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that cases have been on the rise in Delhi and the country. “However, we have seen in the past 2-3 days that the speed (rate) at which the growth in cases is happening is slowing down, which is a good thing. We are hoping that this trend continues in the coming days.”

Meanwhile, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has said that Delhi's latest decision will have an adverse impact on more than three lakh private offices that are operational in the city and providing employment to lakhs of people. Praveen Khandelwal, Secretary General, CAIT has urged the government that only offices that have more than ten people should be asked to shut down but offices operating with upto ten employees should be allowed to operate. “Delhi has offices of a large number of small businesses that operate with a limited number of people and they should be allowed to function,” he added.

Online yoga

 The Delhi government on Tuesday also launched the “ Delhi Ki Yogashala ” programme for Covid patients that are in home isolation. Under this programme, on Wednesday, the Delhi government will be rolling out online yoga classes conducted by trained instructors for upto 40,000 Delhi citizen for speedy recovery.

“Yoga helps in boosting immunity. A large team of well-trained yoga instructors will teach yoga to Covid patients who are in home isolation. A link will be sent to them and from Wednesday these classes will begin,” added Kejriwal.

In a bid to offer more personalised sessions, each class will have only 15 people and each session will be held for one hour.  The classes will be held between 6 am-11 am and 4 pm-7 pm and home-isolated patients can choose the timing when they would like to attend these online classes.

 

Published on January 11, 2022

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