Weekend curfew in Delhi kicks in, non-essential activities suspended; here’s what’s allowed and what’s not

New Delhi | Jagran Press Office: The weekend curfew, imposed in the nation’s capital to control the spread of Covid, went into effect from Friday evening, putting all non-essential activities on hold for the next 55 hours. The weekend curfew was imposed from 10 p.m. on Friday to 5 a.m. on Monday by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) by its January 1 order.

Meanwhile, the DDMA announced on Friday that nighttime and weekend curfews will remain in effect in the nation’s capital until further notice from authorities. While the nighttime curfew comes into effect from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily, the weekend curfew comes into effect at 10 p.m. on Friday and continues until 5 a.m. the following Monday.

What is allowed?

Buses and metros will be allowed to run at full capacity to avoid crowding outside metro stations and at bus stops

Essential and emergency services are permitted upon presentation of valid ID cards during the night and weekend curfew.

Employees of the Government of India, its Autonomous or Subordinate Offices and PSUs will be permitted to produce valid Identity Cards as per the restrictions imposed by the Union Government.

Judges and staff members of all Courts in Delhi as well as lawyers, legal advisers, related to the hearing of the case, will be allowed to produce valid identity cards, identity card of service, photo passes and court-issued clearance letters. administration.

Civil servants in the offices of diplomats of various countries as well as persons occupying any constitutional position will be allowed to present valid identity cards.

All private medical personnel such as doctors, nurses, paramedics and other hospital departments such as hospitals, diagnostic centers, testing laboratories, clinics, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies, suppliers medical oxygen and other medical and health services will be permitted upon presentation of a valid certificate. ID card.

Pregnant women and patients to obtain medical and health services as well as attendants will be allowed upon presentation of valid identity cards and medical prescriptions.

People who are going to be tested or vaccinated against COVID-19 will also be allowed to present valid identity cards.

People coming from or going to airports, train stations, interstate bus stations will be authorized to travel on presentation of a valid ticket.

Electronic and printed media will be authorized on presentation of valid identity cards.

Students are allowed to take the exam on presentation of a valid admission card.

Examination personnel deployed for examination duties are permitted to travel upon presentation of valid identity cards or examination orders.

Movement of individuals for wedding-related gatherings of up to 20 people will be upon presentation of an electronic or paper copy of the wedding card.

Restrictions / What is not allowed?

Non-essential travel will not be permitted during the weekend curfew.

Persons not falling into the above exempted category will not be permitted.

All government officials, except those engaged in essential services, will be restricted to working from home.

50% of private office staff will also work from home.

Apart from this, all other restrictions under the yellow alert will remain in place throughout the week.

Witness from Delhi delves into new COVID cases:

On Friday, the nation’s capital recorded 24,383 cases of COVID-19, a 15.5% drop from the previous day, even as the positivity rate rose to 30.64%, indicating that a sample on three taken for a coronavirus test have returned a positive report in the past. 24 hours. Thirty-four deaths were also reported on Friday, according to data shared by the Delhi health department.

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Talibuddin Khan

Michelle J. Kelley