Night curfew imposed in Delhi as COVID-19 cases rise
This comes at a time when Delhi reported about 3,500 infections daily for past two days with a positive rate of above 5 percent.
April 06, 2021 / 11:48 AM IST
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (File image)
A night curfew has been imposed in Delhi with immediate effect till April 30 amid a surge in coronavirus cases, ANI reported.
This comes at a time when Delhi reported about 3,500 infections daily for the past two days with a positive rate of above 5 percent. It was earlier reported that Delhi was considering to impose a night curfew to curb the infections.
"A proposal for imposing night curfew is under consideration. The details are being discussed, including the time period of the curfew which could be from 10 pm to 5 am," a senior government official earlier told PTI.
Now, it is confirmed that the night curfew will be implemented from 10 pm to 5 am.
The proposal to this effect was sent to chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s office by top officials.
Sources earlier said, if implemented, the night curfew would be in force between 10 pm to 5 am. Essential services and emergency movement of vehicles will be allowed like in previous rounds of night curfew, they said.
Union government announced on April 5 that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would meet chief ministers of all states for a review meeting later this week amid nationwide swelling COVID-19 outbreak
Before the PM’s meeting, Union health minister Harsh Vardhan will take a review meeting on April 6 with of representatives of 11 states where the outbreak is particularly high
Kejriwal has been insisting that lockdown cannot be a solution in the fight against the pandemic. The last time night curfew was imposed in Delhi was on December 31 and January 1 to tackle gatherings to usher in the new year.
Maharashtra, among the worst affected states, has already imposed a night curfew to contain the spread of the virus.