Night curfew in Delhi owing to the COVID surge

The Government of Delhi has on Tuesday announced a night curfew from 10 pm to 5 am till April 30. This order by the Delhi government has been made as there is a fresh surge in coronavirus infections in the capital for the past few weeks.

On Monday, Delhi recorded 3,548 fresh cases and 15 deaths. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had on Friday said that Delhi was going through the fourth wave of COVID-19 but a lockdown was not being considered yet. “As per the current situation, we are not considering imposing a lockdown.

We are closely monitoring the situation and such a decision will only be taken after due public consultation,” he had told reporters. During night curfew hours, traffic movement would not be stopped and those going for vaccinations will be allowed with an e-pass, officials said.

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.

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