Amid growing concerns over the rising coronavirus cases in the national capital, the Delhi government on Tuesday announced a night curfew in the city.
The Delhi government stated that a night curfew would be imposed in Delhi from 10 pm to 5 am with an immediate effect till April 30, in wake of the coronavirus situation.
Meanwhile, there will be no restrictions on traffic movement during night curfew. People can get vaccinated but need to have an e-pass, the government stated, adding that the owners of ration, general, fruits, vegetables, and medical stores will be allowed on e-pass. Print and electronic media personnel will be allowed to move on e-pass.
Likewise, the private doctors, nurses, and paramedical staff to remain exempt from night curfew if ID card is produced. "Passengers going to airports, railway stations and bus stations will be exempted if a valid ticket is produced. Pregnant women and patients going for treatment exempted," it stated.
It further stated that "buses, metro, autos, taxis and other modes of public transport will be allowed to ferry only those people who are exempt from night curfew."
"Depts providing essential services to remain exempt. Rules applicable to the movement of people and not essential goods and services," it added.
This came after Delhi on Monday reported 3,548 new cases of coronavirus, 2,936 new recoveries, and 15 deaths in 24 hours.
The total number of COVID-19 cases in the national capital has reached 6,79,962 while recoveries stand at 6,54,277 and the death toll has gone up to 11,096. Delhi has 14,589 active cases as of Monday evening.
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