After Night Curfew, Kejriwal Announces Weekend Restrictions In Delhi

The national capital seems to be in turmoil as it faces a fourth wave of the COVID-19 virus. A total of 17,000 fresh cases have been reported and the toll just keeps rising with each passing day. In the light of such desperate times, the Delhi government has decided to come up with some stringent measures.

The chief minister of Delhi,  Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday, imposed a weekend curfew in Delhi to control the severe outbreak of the virus.

The decisions were announced in a video address after a meeting with Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and other officials.


Important factors of the weekend curfew

        Services that are of utmost importance and essential will operate.


        Passes will be provided for people heading to airports, railway stations, marriages and other permitted functions.


        Leisure activities like  pools, sports complexes, gyms,malls, auditoriums  to be shut during weekend curfew.


        Cinema halls will run but with a limited capacity of 30%


        Only one  weekly market to be allowed per zone in Delhi


        Dine-in is prohibited in restaurants and other food outlets, although take-aways are allowed.


"During the weekdays, a huge amount of people step out to go to work. But during weekends, people mostly step out for activities and events that can be avoided"  Kejriwal stated.  He requested the cooperation of the citizens of Delhi and  urged them to strictly follow all the Covid protocols.

The CM had earlier stated that this wave is quite threatening and also had taken some stringent measures like the night curfew.

Besides that, there were restrictions like  ban on religious, social or political gatherings anywhere in Delhi. Even the number of attendees at weddings were restricted to fifty and  Only twenty people are allowed to. gather at funerals. Schools and Colleges who had reopened have been shut down by the Delhi Government.

The Delhi CM also stated that the weekend curfew will be extended without doubt if the need arises. With over 1.5 Lakh infections recorded in the last 48 hours, Covid cases in India are increasing drastically each day. States like Maharashtra, which is the worst-hit place in India have announced tough restrictions for the next 20 days in order to reduce the coronavirus outbreak.