Delhi’s one week curfew: checkout what is permitted and what is not

Delhi’s one week curfew: checkout what is permitted and what is not
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  • The Delhi government announced a week’s curfew in the state with effect from 10 pm April 19 to 5 am April 26 to curb the rapid spread of COVID-19 cases.
  • The state is facing an acute shortage of ICU beds, oxygen cylinders, and Remedisvir medicine, said Kejriwal in today's address to the state.
  • A list of what is allowed and what is not during the curfew.
The Delhi government announced a week’s curfew in the state with effect from 10 pm April 19 to 5 am April 26 to curb the rapid spread of COVID-19 cases.

Kerjiwal said that the Delhi government is conducting more than 1,00,000 COVID-19 tests daily. The state is facing an acute shortage of ICU beds, oxygen cylinders, and Remedisvir medicine, said Kejriwal in today's address to the state. He further added that the health system is working under pressure but hasn’t collapsed. Lockdown is mandatory to prevent the health system from collapsing and also to break the chain of COVID-19 cases in the state.

Delhi recorded 25,462 new COVID-19 cases and 161 fatalities in the last 24 hours, pushing the tally to 8,53,460 confirmed cases in the state.

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Here’s the list of what is allowed during the lockdown:

  1. Movement of government officials and officers, judicial officers, staff members of all courts in Delhi are exempted if they produce valid ID cards.
  2. Offices of essential and emergency services like health and welfare, medical establishments, police, prisons, fire, water, electricity shall continue to operate.
  3. Pregnant women and patients going for medical related services with an attendant are permitted with production of valid ID cards or doctor’s prescription/ medical papers.
  4. People going for COVID-19 testing or vaccination are allowed with a valid ID card.
  5. People going/coming to/from airports, railway stations, bus terminals are allowed with production of valid tickets.
  6. Movement of people related to shops dealing with food, groceries, fruits and vegetables, dairy products, medical equipment and medicines, newspaper distribution are permitted.
  7. Religious places like temples and mosques are permitted to open but visitors are not allowed.
  8. Delivery of all essential goods like food, pharmaceuticals, through e-commerce websites shall be permitted.
  9. Petrol pumps, water supply, power generation, cold storage, warehousing services, private security services shall continue to operate.
  10. Manufacturing of essential or non-essentials goods with onsite workers and production of units and services can continue to operate.
  11. Eating joints can take home delivery or take away orders only.
  12. Public transport such as Delhi metro, public buses shall continue to function with 50% seating capacity within the stipulated time. However, other local transports like auto-rickshaw, and e-rickshaws are allowed to function with not more than 2 passengers within the stipulated time.
  13. Movement of people for wedding functions (gathering up to 50 people) and for funeral rites (gathering up to 20 people) are allowed.
  14. Stadiums organizing national or international events without spectators are allowed to function.
Here’s the list of what is not allowed during the lockdown:

  1. Shopping malls, markets, weekly markets, cinema halls, theatres, restaurants (dine-in), bars, entertainment units shall remain closed.
  2. Gyms, spas, salons, barber shops, beauty parlours shall also remain closed.
  3. All social, political, entertainment, religious, festival related gatherings shall be prohibited.
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