After Mumbai it is now the turn of Delhi to observe night curfew to tackle the rising corona infections

2021-04-06 15:45:26 Logistics News (Roadways & Railways)

After the commercial capital Mumbai, it is now the turn of the national capital delhi to clamp night curfew in a bid to control rising covid infections

A night curfew was imposed in Delhi from April sixth till April 30 to curb the worsening coronavirus disease (Covid-19) crisis in the national capital. The night curfew will remain in effect from 10pm to 5am and would essentially mean gatherings at markets, restaurants, pubs, bars, nightclubs, party venues and other public places would have to disperse by 10pm every night..

Markets, pubs, bars, restaurants in Delhi to close by 10pm

The night curfew, imposed with immediate effect in Delhi, has been enforced to ensure that crowds gathered at public places, including all restaurants, pubs, bars, nightclubs, and party venues, are dispersed by 10pm. This will also be applicable to guests gathered at social occasions such as wedding halls, laws, and banquet halls. Moreover, all shopping zones, arcades and market complexes in Delhi, which remain open after the evening, will have to shut down by 10pm.

Only essential services allowed from 10pm to 5am

Only essential services allowed from 10pm to 5am. In the seven-hour window between 10pm to 5am during the night curfew in Delhi, only essential services will be allowed to operate. Essential services include acilities, such as hospitals, nursing homes, diagnostic centres, medicinal clinics, pharmacies and other associated services. Pharmaceutical companies and medical insurance offices shall also remain open.

During the night curfew, essential nutriment facilities in Delhi such as groceries, dairies, shops selling fruits and vegetables, bakeries, and confectionaries shall also remain open. However, these establishments will be required to ensure Covid-19 appropriate behaviour in their premises, as per official protocols.

Protocols at airport, railway stations, bus stops are yet to be issued

There is no official clarity on whether the night curfew-related rules in Delhi shall be applicable to commuters arriving at the airport, railway stations, and inter-state bus terminals.

The case positivity rate in the national capital has also risen to 5.54 per cent amid a massive surge in Covid-19 cases in the last few weeks.

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