Delhi weekend curfew: non-essential activities suspended for next 55 hours

The weekend curfew in Delhi has kicked in which has suspended all non-essential activities for the next 55 hours. The weekend curfew began at 10 p.m. Friday and will continue until 5 a.m. Monday. The nation’s capital yesterday reported a drop in its daily Covid-19 cases (24,383) but the positivity rate jumped to 31%. The city also reported 34 deaths during the same period. Active cases of Covid-19 fell to 92,273 according to daily health reports.

Here are the latest updates on Weekend curfew in Delhi:

  • All shops selling non-essential items in markets and malls will be closed until Sunday January 16. Only stores selling essential items such as groceries, medical equipment and drugs will be allowed to open.
  • Restaurants will remain closed but home delivery will be allowed.
  • The movement of people will remain restricted during the weekend curfew and only people associated with and covered by the exempted categories will be allowed to move during this time. They will be admitted on presentation of valid identity documents.
  • People facing an emergency will be allowed to leave their homes. Those who venture will need to obtain an e-pass issued by the Delhi government or must produce valid identity cards.
  • Persons traveling to or from airports, train stations and interstate bus stations will be permitted to travel upon presentation of valid tickets.
  • The metro and buses will operate at 100% capacity, no standing passengers will be allowed. The Yellow Line and Blue Line subway trains will run at a frequency of 15 minutes. On other routes, the frequency of Delhi Metro will be 20 minutes.
  • In a wedding-related gathering, up to 20 people will be permitted upon production of an electronic or hard copy of the invitation card.
  • Students will also be permitted to travel to examination centers upon presentation of valid admission cards.

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Michelle J. Kelley