New Delhi: The weekend curfew, imposed in the national capital to check Covid spread, kicked in from Friday night putting on hold all non-essential activities for the next 55 hours. The weekend curfew has been imposed from 10 pm of Friday till 5 am of Monday by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) through its order on January 1.
Delhi on Friday recorded 24,383 new COVID-19 cases, as the positivity rate rose to 30.64 per cent. The national capital reported 34 more deaths due to the virus and 26,236 recoveries from the disease. The active cases of COVID-19 in Delhi stood at 92,273.
As weekend curfew begins in Delhi, see what’s allowed, what’s not:
– Metro train services will continue to be regulated on the weekend (January 15 -16) in compliance with the DDMA guidelines issued last week, said an official spokesperson of the Delhi Metro.
– Metro services and public transport buses will operate with full seating capacity during the curfew but no standing commuters will be allowed.
– Trains will be available at a frequency of 15 minutes on the ‘Yellow Line’ – HUDA City Centre to Samaypur Badli-and ‘Blue Line’ (i.e. Dwarka Sec-21 to NOIDA Electronic City/Vaishali, the spokesperson said.
– On all other lines, trains will be available at a frequency of 20 minutes during the weekend curfew.
– The e-passes issued last week for essential services will be valid during the curfew.
– Markets will be closed during the weekend curfew barring those dealing in essential goods and services like groceries, vegetables and fruits, medicines, milk among others.