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
Important factors of the
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
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
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.