New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today announced a weekend curfew as the national capital sees a record surge in Covid infections. With 17,282 fresh coronavirus cases on Wednesday, the city recorded its biggest-ever daily spike.
As the national capital battles the fourth Covid wave, more than 10,000 coronavirus cases are being recorded each day since Sunday.
“We need to do something urgently to control the spike in Covid cases. For this, we have taken a decision that there will be a weekend curfew in Delhi. However, let me make it clear that essential services will be allowed, and people who are getting married will be issued special passes,” the Chief Minister said today in a video address shortly after a meeting with Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and other top officials.
Here’s a list of what’s allowed and what’s not amid the weekend curfew in Delhi:
- Only essential services to operate
- Curfew passes for marriages, travellers headed to airports, railway stations, and other permitted activities
- Gyms, pools, malls, auditoriums to be closed till further orders
- Cinema halls allowed at 30 percent capacity
- 1 weekly market allowed per day per zone
- Only take-aways allowed; no dine-in will be allowed at restaurants
“During the weekdays, a majority of people step out to go to work. But during weekends, people mostly step out for activities that can be avoided,” Mr. Kejriwal said this afternoon, urging people to follow Covid-appropriate behavior.