Omicron scare | Christmas, New Year celebrations banned in Delhi

A healthcare worker collects a swab sample of a man for the COVID-19 test at city market, in Indian city of Bengaluru. [Representational Image]
A healthcare worker collects a swab sample of a man for the COVID-19 test at city market, in Indian city of Bengaluru. [Representational Image] File/ANI

New Delhi: In view of the rising cases of Omicron in Delhi, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has put a ban on all kinds of gatherings on Christmas and New Year in the national capital.

"As per the DDMA order, all social, political, sports, entertainment, cultural, religious, and festival related gathering and congregations are completely prohibited in Delhi," the DDMA order read.

The DDMA has directed all the district magistrates and DCPs to ensure that no cultural events, gatherings or congregations take place for celebrating Christmas or New Year in the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi.

As many as 213 cases of Omicron have been detected across India so far, with Delhi recording 57 cases, the highest among all states and UTs, followed by Maharashtra (54), Telangana (24), Karnataka (19), Rajasthan (18), Kerala (15) and Gujarat (14).

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