Delhi’s new COVID-19 curbs will be removed if the new infections numbers fall in the next two to three days, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Wednesday. The statement comes as omicron has tightened its grip across the country.

He added that Delhi may report about 25,000 new COVID-19 infections. A day before, the national capital recorded no new cases of the omicron variant.

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However, Delhi has the third highest omicron tally of COVID cases so far, recording 546 cases of the new variant. Rajasthan and Maharashtra are on top of the list.

While clearing that positivity rate will not determine if the COVID-19 cases have peaked, he said that it had already crossed 25% and is the highest ever in the last seven months.

He added that the new COVID-19 wave has started to flatten and that the curve may start going downwards soon. He also cited the dropping of new infections in Mumbai. 

“Hospitalisation rate has stabilised and cases have plateaued. There are still several beds vacant,” the Delhi Health minister said in a statement, according to reports from NDTV.

The national capital in the past few days has seen a massive spike in daily cases, with migrant workers fearing a lockdown, like those imposed during the 2020 and last year COVID waves, could further dent their earnings, landing them into a severe financial crisis, according to reports from PTI.

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Addressing a virtual press conference, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal stressed that the hospitalisation rate is low and that there will be no need for a lockdown if everyone wears a mask.

A day before the Health Minister’s statements, the Delhi government announced new curbs, which included shutting down all private offices and moving to a work from home model. Government offices would continue to work on a 50% capacity.