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Amid Rising Covid-19 Cases, Night Curfew Imposed in Delhi Till April 30

Published On Apr 06, 2021 12:00 AM By Yamini Sharma

The consistent rise of Covid-19 cases has led the Delhi government to impose night curfew. It must be noticed that a proposal with regards to night curfew in Delhi was reportedly sent to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal by top top officials of the city’s administration. Resultantly, the national capital Delhi will face night curfew from 10 PM to 5 AM until April 30.

The development comes as the national capital on Monday recorded a total of 3,548 fresh Covid-19 infection cases as well as 15 deaths. 

It must be noted that earlier, the Delhi government had said that the national capital was undergoing the fourth wave of coronavirus, but a lockdown was not being considered yet. In an earlier press briefing, CM Arvind Kejriwal had said that any decision with regards to lockdown or night curfew will be taken after due consultation with Delhi residents. 

Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot recently informed that an enforcement drive will be launched to make sure that drivers and conductors in public transport buses wear their face masks while on duty. He furthermore informed that no stringent step is currently being considered regarding capping the number of passengers in public transport buses. 

It must be noted that public transport buses did not run on Delhi roads during the lockdown imposed due to novel coronavirus, owing to a surge in cases last year. Even when the service resumed in May 2020, the passengers were allowed to sit on alternate seats. At present, the government plans to ensure that bus drivers and conductors found without face masks are challaned and face necessary actions against them.

In the meanwhile, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has stated that testing capacity has been increased. Moreover, micro-containment zones are being set up in areas with reports of two or more cases.

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Disclaimer: This article is issued in the general public interest and meant for general information purposes only. Readers are advised not to rely on the contents of the article as conclusive in nature and should research further or consult an expert in this regard.

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