The Govt of Delhi on Tuesday announced night curfew from 10 PM to 5 AM with immediate effect till 30th April. The decision comes after the huge surge in Covid-19 cases in India.
During night curfew hours, traffic movement would not be stopped and those going for vaccinations will be allowed with an e-pass, officials said.
“As per the current situation, we are not considering imposing a full lockdown. We are closely monitoring the situation and such a decision will only be taken after due public consultation,” said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
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Those in essential services and retailers who need to travel after hours for ration, grocery stocks, vegetables, milk, and medicines will also be allowed with similar passes. So will journalists of the print and electronic media.
Moreover, all passengers arriving in Delhi from states that have seen a recent surge in cases will be subjected to a random sample collection on arrival. While people can exit the airport immediately after the sample collection, you need to undergo a mandatory home quarantine for seven days.
If their result turns out positive, you can continue to quarantine at home or move to a hospital. The Aarogya Setu app is mandatory.