Monday, 18 October 2021

Color-coded action plan activated in Delhi

Color-coded action plan activated in Delhi

Lieutenant governor Anil Baijal approved the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) on 9 July Color-coded action plan was activated in Delhi.

(DDMA) Delhi Disaster Management Authority on Sunday announced that (GRAP) the Graded Response Action Plan is being implemented in Capital "with immediate effect,"

The plan's implementation, which lieutenant governor Anil Baijal approved on 9 July, means that all restrictions and relaxations in the city related to the coronavirus pandemic will be set on as per the color-coded scheme.

"All district authoritative is at this moment directed to implement GRAP recommendations with immediate effect"

Daily alerts will be sent to all districts under the system to help them make decisions over permitted/prohibited/restricted activities. The color-coded action plan will be in force till further orders," a DDMA notification read.

The GRAP devised to tackle a possible new Covid-19 wave in Delhi, the national capital's fifth, consider three parameters: positivity rate, new Covid-19 cases, and average occupancy of oxygen beds in Delhi. Four color-coded alert levels have been recommended under the plan: yellow, amber, orange, and red. According to DDMA notification, the order of alert will be issuing when any of the three parameters is at the specified level of caution.

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The alerts have been classified from levels 1-4, with yellow being the lowest and red the highest, while amber and orange are in the middle, respectively. Level-1 alert will be issued when the positivity rate tops 0.5% on two successive days, new infections increase to 1500, or occupancy of oxygen beds reaches 500. For Level-2 alert, a positivity rate should be above 1%, new conditions at 3500, or an oxygen bed occupancy of 700.

The corresponding figures for the two highest levels of alerts are as follows: over 2%, 9000, and 1000; around 5%, 16,600, and 3000, respectively.

Further said in a notification 

"Upon activation of GRAP, the additional chief secretary (health) will issue daily morning and evening bulletins regarding the level of alert. Appropriate orders will be issued separately as and when required," 

According to the health department bulletin, Delhi reported 66 new Covid-19 cases, zero deaths, and 95 recoveries from the preceding 24 herein. From Monday, weekly markets will reopen in the city, as will schools, for class 10 and 12 students.

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