Delhi Plans Ban on Unvaccinated People in Public Places Amid Omicron Concern, Vaccinated to be Rewarded

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Idea is being discussed in the wake of new variant of covid-19, Omicron which has been declared as variant of concern by World Health Organization.

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The Delhi government has put a proposal to Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) to ban entries to those who are not vaccinated from December 15. The idea is being discussed in the wake of new variant of covid-19, Omicron which has been declared as variant of concern by World Health Organization.

The ban will restrict people from going in public places such as cinema hall, eateries, park, stadium, malls, monuments and religious places. This ban has already been implemented on Delhi government officials.

The idea is seem to be inspired from European countries, where only vaccinated people are allowed in public places carrying their vaccine passport as same as vaccine certificates in India.

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The proposal will be discussed in the next meeting of DDMA. Along with that, the Delhi Government is planning for alluring incentive schemes like discount coupons and cash prizes through lottery system for the vaccinated people — partially or full, both —to spread awareness about the jabs.

A Delhi government official said: “Since the majority of the population has been administered the vaccine without adverse effect, there is no reason why someone should fear the vaccine. It is pandemic, and nobody is safe until everybody is safe. This means everyone must take the jabs to protect themselves and the people they come in contact with.”

Delhi is administrating nearly 3 lakh vaccination every day on an average. Till Wednesday, 2.3 crore people have been vaccinated in which 1.3 crore people vaccinated with single dose.

If the plan gets implemented, only vaccinated people will be allowed for public places. And none unvaccinated people will be allowed to visit a public place.

However, no final decision has been taken on the proposal, a Dehli official said. “Since a majority of population has been administered the vaccines without adverse effects, there is no reason why someone should fear the vaccine”, he added.

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