The Delhi government has announced night curfew in the capital starting today amid recent surge in Covid cases. The curfew will be effective till April 30th. Residents are not allowed to come out of their house from 10 pm to 5 am. This comes at a time when Delhi reported about 3,500 infections daily for the past two days with a positive rate of above 5 percent.
Essential services and emergency movement of vehicles will be allowed like in previous rounds of night curfew.
Restaurants, bars and hotels will be shut around 10 PM and people who are not a part of essential services have been advised to stay at home during the night curfew.
Medical shops, hospitals, and Covid vaccination centres will remain open.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been insisting that lockdown cannot be a solution in the fight against the pandemic.
The last time night curfew was imposed in Delhi was on December 31 and January 1 to tackle gatherings to usher in the new year.
Maharashtra, among the worst affected states, has already imposed a night curfew to contain the spread of the virus.
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