Amid rising covide19 cases in the National Capital, the Delhi government on Thursday announced strict measures to “break the chain of transmission”
Soon after meeting the Lt Governor Anil Baijal and top officials, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced weekend curfew to be enforced from Friday 6 pm to Monday 6 am. However, all essential services will be allowed to function during this time as well.
“Auditoriums, restaurants, malls, gyms and spas will be shut down and movie theatres will be allowed with a third of their capacity on weekdays. Restaurants will be open only for takeaways, Weekly markets to continue with restrictions” CM announced
Calling the wave of new cases deadlier than before, Kejriwal said all gatherings — social, religious or political – stand banned. The number of people at weddings will be limited to 50 and only 20 people will be allowed at funerals.
“These restrictions are for your sake, for you and your families. It will be inconvenient, but these restrictions are necessary to break the chain of transmission,” Arvind Kejriwal said in a video address.
He added, “Don’t panic. All essential services will be available through the weekend.”
Delhi reported 17,282 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday in the highest single-day surge in the capital since the pandemic erupted. The figure makes Delhi the worst-hit city in the second wave of infections raging through the country.