E-pass for essential services valid for the entire duration of the weekend, night curfew, specifies DDMA | Latest Delhi News

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Wednesday gave a clarification that electronic passes issued for essential movements or exempt categories will be valid for the duration of the imposition of the weekend curfew. end and night.

“Consistent with previous orders, the movement of persons for activities specified as ‘essential goods and services’ or ‘exempt category’ as prescribed in the DDMA order has been permitted for movement during night curfew and curfew of the weekend with the possession of an e-pass (in electronic or paper version) only,” the DDMA said in an official order, according to the PTI news agency.

“In this context, it is clarified that the electronic pass held by a person on or after January 4 (from the date of issuance of the DDMA order) for travel related to “essential goods and services or to the ‘exempt category’ will be valid for the entire period of the imposition of the night curfew and the weekend curfew,” he added.

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The DDMA, in its latest guidelines, ordered all private offices, except those falling under the exempted category, to switch to working from home. Food services at all restaurants and bars have also been suspended and only take-out food delivery services have been permitted.

Additionally, overnight and weekend curfews are already in place to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease.

Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal a day ago assured citizens of the nation’s capital not to impose a lockdown even as Covid-19 cases have trended upwards in recent days in due to the presence of the highly transmissible variant of Omicron.

Delhi reported 21,259 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday with a positivity rate of 25.65%, the city’s health bulletin informed. With the addition of 21,259 new cases, the number of active cases in the city rose to 74,881, which is the highest in the last eight months, according to the bulletin.

Delhi has also reported 23 deaths, bringing the total death toll here to 25,200.

So far, a total of 15,90,155 Covid-19 cases have been reported in the nation’s capital.

Michelle J. Kelley