Delhi will start a 10 pm to 5 am night curfew from now till April 30, the city government said today, staring at a steep rise in Covid cases. Delhi CM Kejriwal has earlier said that there will be no lockdown imposed in the national capital.
Here’s what will remain open during Delhi Night Curfew
- There will be no restriction on of traffic movement during night curfew.
- Those who want to go for vaccination will be exempted but have to take e-pass
- Shopkeepers of rations, groceries, fruit vegetables, milk, medicines will be allowed movement through e-pass
- Print and electronic media will also be allowed to move through e-pass
- Private doctors, nurses, paramedical staffs will also be exempted but will have show i-cards
- Passengers coming to airports, railway stations, and bus stands will be exempted for showing valid tickets
- Pregnant women and patients going for treatment will get an exemption
- Public transport like buses, Delhi Metro, autos, taxis, etc. will be allowed to ferry those who have been exempted during night curfew.
- People from all departments engaged in essential services will be exempted.
- There shall be no restriction on inter-state and intra-state movement/transportation of essential/non-essential goods.
- No separate permission/e-pass will be required for such movements
As per the Delhi government health bulletin on Monday, a total of 3,548 fresh cases of COVID-19 infection and 15 deaths were reported within the last 24 hours. The number of cumulative cases on Monday stood at 6,79,962. Over 6.54 lakh patients have recovered from the disease.
Meanwhile, the Delhi government has ordered that one-third of inoculation sites at its hospitals run t24 hours and directed government as well as private hospitals to augment the number of beds reserved for coronavirus patients. The case positivity rate also rose to 5.54 per cent amid a massive surge in cases in the last few weeks.