● Once TPR reaches 5%, 72% residents of Delhi will be in support of removing night and weekend curfew restrictions. January 27, 2022, New Delhi: In light of the new COVID variant Omicron leading a surge in daily cases, the Government of Delhi in late December, imposed a series of restrictions to curb the spread within the state. According to the Delhi State Health Bulletin of Jan 24th, the Test Positivity Rate in the state has shown a gradual decline at 11.79% which had peaked on January 14th at 30.64%. Though testing has declined considerably, the feedback from citizens on LocalCircles also indicates that there is a decline in cases. Arguably, the current restrictions in place are playing some role in reducing spread as get togethers aren’t taking place late night or on weekends. However, businesses continue to get impacted with retail stores only permitted to open on alternate days under the Odd-Even rule. Last week, the Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal rejected the recommendation of Delhi Government to end the weekend curfew, along with the odd-even system in the market, maintaining that the cases should decline further.