Night Curfew has been imposed in Delhi from today i.e. 6th April 2021 to 30th April 2021. The timings are stated to be from 10PM to 5AM. E-passes will be provided for certain reasons, such as vaccination and essential services.
As per the report of NDTV, the city government stated that Delhi will witness a night curfew from 6th April 2021 to 30th April 2021, keeping in view the steep rise in COVID – 19 cases in the past few days. This has been regarded as the most stringent order by the Delhi government since the inception of a fresh surge of coronavirus infection in the capital city since last month. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal stated on Friday, that Delhi was going through the fourth wave of COVID-19 but the implications of a lockdown hasn’t been deliberated upon yet.
“As per the current situation, we are not considering imposing a lockdown. We are closely monitoring the situation and such a decision will only be taken after due public consultation.”Mr.Arvind Kejriwal, chief minister of Delhi
As per the statistics on Monday, Delhi recorded 3548 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 deaths due to the same. In regards to the rules and regulations during the night curfew hours, the traffic movement wouldn’t come to a halt and those going for vaccinations will be allowed through an e-pass as stated by the officials. Individuals who are in need of essential services and retailers, who have to travel after the stated hours for ration, grocery stocks vegetables, medicines and milk will be allowed as well with the aid of such passes along with the journalists of the print and electronic media.
Private doctors, nurses and other individuals working as a part of the medical staff would be allowed movement with ID cards. Pregnant women and those in need of treatment will be treated as exceptions.
“The night curfew was being enforced to check the movement of people, not essential services.”
– Delhi government in its order.
Maharashtra and Rajasthan have also imposed night curfew to restrict movement as COVID-19 cases have spiked up all across the country. On Monday, the number of cases crossed over 1 lakh within 24 hours for the first time in India. One should follow the COVID-19 guidelines with wearing a mask being the minimum requirement to protect themselves from the same.
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