Weekend curfew imposed in Delhi in view of grim COVID-19 situation

New Delhi: Delhi government has imposed a weekend curfew in a view of the grim situation due to the coronavirus pandemic in the national capital.

The announcement was made by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after he concluded his meeting with the Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on the Covid-19 situation.

As per the announcement made by CM Kejriwal, the weekend lockdown will remain in force till the daily number of Coronavirus cases stabilise in the city.

During the weekend lockdown all major markets, shopping malls and other commercial centres will remain closed with an exception for essential services.

All shopping malls, gyms, spas and auditoriums will remain closed in the city whereas cinema halls will only operate at 30 percent capacity during the weekend lockdown.

Kejriwal said that the passes will be issued to those working in essential services sector to enable unhindered operations during the weekend lockdown.

He also said that during the weekend lockdown, people will not be allowed to dine inside the restaurants. However, home deliveries will be allowed even during the weekend lockdown.

The government will also advise the private establishments to shift to Work From Home mode for the next few weeks till the situation stabilises.

The national capital recorded a total of 17,282 new cases of Coronavirus and over 100 Covid-19 related casualties on Wednesday.

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