COVID-19- Delhi Government Announces Weekend Curfew In National Capital; Essential Services Exempted

Update: 2021-04-15 08:37 GMT

The Delhi Government on Thursday announced weekend curfew in the national capital in view of the continuous surge in covid-19 cases over the past few weeks. The decision came after Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal was addressing a media briefing today. The said announcement was made after Arvind Kejriwal's meeting with Delhi LG Anil Baijal.

It has however been stated that essential services shall remain exempted from the weekend curfew. The Government has also announced that curfew passes shall be issued for the purposes of marriages which have been already planned. Delhi CM announced that people attending such weddings in Delhi will be issued e-passes in order to facilitate their movements during the weekend curfew.

Auditioriums, gyms, malls, spas etc will remain closed and cinema theatres will be allowed to function with 30% capacity.

The Delhi Government has also announced that the restaurants will not be allowed for the purpose of dine in facility, however, home delivery or take away facilities will be permitted.

According to the briefing, it has also been announced that only one weekly market per municipal zone shall be allowed to open per day in place of the present scenario wherein around 4 to 5 weekly markets were earlier allowed to remain open in a week.

During the briefing, the Delhi CM also informed that there is no shortage of Covid-19 beds in Delhi hospitals and that there are more than 5000 beds available in the hospitals. Moreover, it has also been stated that these new set of restrictions are necessary for general public in order to curb the spread of rising coronavirus pandemic.

Delhi reported 17,282 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, the highest single-day surge in the capital since the pandemic started.

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