Delhi has become the first city in the country to implement the ‘Corona Graded Response Action Plan’ for effective management of the pandemic. On Sunday, the Delhi government issued a formal order implementing the plan with immediate effect.
Under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP), there would be four types of alert levels, depending on the seriousness of the situation. Based on these levels, different types of restrictions would be imposed to curb the Covid-19 cases in parts of the national capital.
The four levels are– Level-1 (Yellow), Level-2 (Amber), Level-3 (Orange) and Level-4 (Red).
How does GRAP work?
Level-1 (Yellow): Delhi will be at this level when the positivity rate is more than 0.5 per cent for two consecutive days, 1500 new cases are registered in one week and 500 patients require oxygen beds.
Level-2 (Amber): This will be applicable when the positivity rate remains more than 1 per cent for two consecutive days, 3500 new Covid-19 cases come within a week and 700 oxygen beds get filled.
Level-3 (Orange): For Delhi to be at this level, the positivity rate will have to be more than 2 per cent for two consecutive days. Also, the number of new cases in a week will need to be 9000 with 1000 patients requiring oxygen beds.
Level-4 (Red): This will be applicable when the positivity rate is more than 5 per cent for two consecutive days, more than 16000 new Covid-19 cases come in a week and 3000 patients are admitted on oxygen beds.
Restrictions at each level
Night curfew will be imposed in a Level-1 alert. In addition to night curfew, weekend curfew will also be applied on Level-2 and Level-3 alerts. There will be a complete curfew during a Level-4 alert.
Apart from this, decisions on domestic travel and inter-state travel will be taken according to the need and situation.
At any level of alert, schools, colleges and educational institutions will remain closed. Religious institutions will open, but devotees will not be allowed to come.
No other gatherings will be allowed. However, marriage ceremonies would be permitted but with restrictions.
Cinema halls, theatres, multiplexes, banquet halls, auditoriums, barber shops, salons, spas, gyms and yoga institutes and entertainment parks will remain closed if any level of alert is made.
Central government will take decisions about its offices.