Delhi is one of the corona hotspots of the country that set a record with almost 17,282 fresh covid cases on Wednesday alone. The number seems to be quite scary but a complete lockdown can result in even more scary conditions. Thus, the CM imposed a weekend-long curfew to control the spike in cases. Get to know what’s allowed and what’s denied in the curfew period.
The CM Seems Taking the Matter into His Own Hands Now
After a meeting with Lt. Governor Anil Baijal, the CM of the national capital addressed the nation with a video conference. He is seen saying, “We need to do something urgently to control the spike in Covid cases. For this, we have taken the decision that there will be a weekend curfew in Delhi. However, let me make it clear that essential services will be allowed, and people who are getting married will be issued special passes”. Delhi is currently battling the fourth covid wave with reports of 10000+ cases daily since last Sunday.
List of Things That You Can Do and Cannot Do during the Curfew
As on weekdays people majorly come out for work, the CM called for curfew on the weekend. He said, “During the weekdays, a majority of people step out to go to work. But during weekends, people mostly step out for activities that can be avoided”. Here are the dos and don’ts list that the CM set out for the weekend curfew and urged the people to abide by the covid protocols
- Only essential services will be operating
- Gyms, malls, pools, and auditoriums to remain closed
- Only 50 people allowed for marriages and 20 for funerals
- Cinema halls to host only 30 percent of the total capacity
- No dine-in at restaurants, only takeaways are allowed
- Only 1 weekly market will be allowed per day/zone
- Ban on all social, political, and religious gatherings
Scary Numbers in Almost the Entire Nation
Not only Delhi but the entire nation sends a jiffy down the spine with the number of cases reported in the past few weeks. Maharashtra tops the chart with more than 1 lakh cases reported in a day’s time. A 15-day long curfew has also been imposed there as part of the covid prevention measure. The total caseload of the virus stands at around 1.5 crores that definitely seem scary! The government must fast-track the vaccination process to deal with this situation.