Lucknow. In view of the threat of Omicron, Delhi Government has implemented GRAP i.e. Graded Response Action Plan. Under this, a yellow alert has been issued. Do you know what is this GRAP and how it works and can it be implemented in Uttar Pradesh also. In the midst of all these questions, we tell you what is GRAP and how does it work. How many categories are there in this?
GRAP is mainly based on three parameters. This includes the positivity rate, new positive cases of Kovid-19 and how many of the available oxygen beds are full. After analyzing these, alerts of four colors are issued. These colors are Yellow, Amber, Orange and Red. This plan was made last year and these four categories were fixed in it.
YELLOW ALERT: If the positivity rate is 0.5 percent or above for two days or 1500 new cases are reported in a week. So after this a yellow alert is issued. Under this, shops open on the formula of Odd / Even. Only one weekly market is allowed to open in corporation areas. Cinema halls, gyms, schools etc are closed.
AMBER ALERT If the positivity rate remains 1 percent for two days or 3500 new cases are reported in a week, then an Amber Alert is issued. During this also cinema halls, gyms, schools etc. are closed. Permission to open shops in the markets is also allowed only from 10 am to 6 pm.
ORANGE ALERT: If the positivity rate remains up to 2 percent for two days or 9000 new cases are reported in a week, then an orange alert is issued. With its release, malls/shops, metro services are closed. At the same time, the bus service is also allowed to run with 50 percent capacity.
RED ALERT: Red alert is a serious condition. Under this, if the positivity rate is more than 5 percent for 2 days or 16000 new cases are reported in a week, then it is implemented immediately. During this, there is a complete curfew situation and apart from the sale of essential commodities, all kinds of economic activities are banned.