Weekend curfew restarts in Delhi, non-essential activities suspended until Monday morning | India News

New Delhi: The weekend curfew, imposed in the nation’s capital to control the spread of COVID-19, resumed again from Friday, January 14, 2022, putting all non-essential activities on hold until Monday morning.

The weekend curfew, which was imposed from 10 p.m. on Friday, will remain in place until 5 a.m. on Monday.

According to the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) order, markets will be closed during the weekend curfew, prohibiting those selling essential goods and services like groceries, vegetables and fruits, medicines , milk, among others.

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Metro services will continue to be regulated on weekends (January 15-16) in accordance with DDMA guidelines released last week.

Subway services and transit buses will operate with full seating capacity during the curfew, but no standing commuters will be allowed.

Trains will be available at a frequency of 15 minutes on the ‘Yellow Line’ – HUDA City Center to Samaypur Badli and ‘Blue Line’ (i.e. Dwarka Sec-21 to NOIDA Electronic City/Vaishali, said a On all other lines, trains will be available at a frequency of 20 minutes during the weekend curfew.

E-passes issued last week for essential services will however be valid during the curfew.

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Meanwhile, the nation’s capital recorded 24,383 cases of COVID-19 on Friday, a 15.5% drop from the previous day, even as the positivity rate hit 30.64%. Thirty-four deaths were also reported on Friday, according to data shared by the Delhi health department.

The number of active coronavirus cases in the city now stands at 92,273, of which 64,831 are in home isolation. The number of containment zones is 27,531.

As of Thursday, 28,867 cases of COVID-19 were reported, which was the highest one-day spike since the start of the pandemic, when the city conducted 98,832 tests.

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Michelle J. Kelley