Delhi Lockdown imposed In the wake of the unabated resurgence of new Covid-19 cases in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday declared a six-day lockdown starting from 10 pm Monday till 6 am on April 26.
He made the announcement during a televised address in which he said the fourth wave of the pandemic in Delhi has brought healthcare services to the brink of collapse.
“In order to prevent a total collapse, LG Anil Baijal and I took this decision. And in this duration, essential services will be allowed and more beds will also be set up,” the Chief Minister added.
What will be open and what’s not
All essential services, Outstation Rental services , transport for local movement and other similar kind of service will remain open.
A notification issued by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority stated, “Persons coming from-going to Airports/Railway stations/ISBTs will be allowed to travel on production of valid ticket. Noted that officials in the officers of diplomats of various countries as well as persons holding any constitutional post will be exempted on the production of valid ID card.”
No Epass Required for Inter-state and Intra-state movement / transportation
There will be no restriction on inter-state and intra-state movement/transportation of essential goods. “No separate permission/e-pass will be required for such movements,” the notification added.
Other curbs imposed by Delhi government-
1. Movement of people will be allowed for marriage-related gatherings and up to 50 people will be permitted to attend a wedding, but they will have to show soft or hard copy of the marriage card.
2. For funerals, 20 people will be allowed to attend.
3. Essential services will be allowed during the lockdown, but private offices and other establishments like shops, malls, weekly markets, manufacturing units, educational and coaching institutes, cinema halls, restaurants, bars, assembly halls, auditoriums, public parks, sport complexes, gyms, spas, barbershops, salons and beauty parlours will remain closed.
4. In the order, the DDMA said that swimming pools (except those being used for training of sportspersons for participation in national and international events), construction activities (except where labourers are residing onsite) will also remain shut.
5. Stadia will be permitted to remain open for organising national and international sports events without spectators, said Chief Secretary Vijay Dev, who is also the chairperson of DDMA’s executive committee.
6. During the lockdown, pregnant women and patients going for medical services along with an attendant will be allowed on production of valid I-card or doctor’s prescription or medical papers.
7. According to the DDMA’s order, people who are going for COVID-19 testing or vaccination are also exempted on the production of a valid I-card.