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Weekend curfew in Delhi: For next two days, home is your world | Delhi News – Times of India

Weekend curfew in Delhi: For next two days, home is your world | Delhi News - Times of India

NEW DELHI: The weekend curfew aimed at breaking the Covid-19 infection chain means that unless you have a valid emergency or you fall in an exempted category, you can’t step out of your house till 5am on Monday.
The weekend curfew came into effect at 10pm on Friday after the city recorded its highest ever daily tally of new Covid at 19,486 and a toll of 141. Only those who are exempted from the restrictions, such as Central and Delhi government personnel, police, fire and emergency services personnel, healthcare personnel, and those engaged in electricity, water, sanitation services, etc, will be allowed on the streets on production of valid identification cards.
Fifty people will be allowed to move for weddings and 20 for funerals. Travellers going to or coming from airports, railway stations and inter-state bus terminals will be permitted to move on producing valid tickets. Pregnant women and patients will also be allowed to travel for accessing health services. Those who are engaged in other essential services such as food and grocery shops, chemists, petrol pumps, cold storage, etc. but don’t have government identity cards can apply for e-passes at
Delhi government clarified on Friday that those who already held a night curfew e-pass needn’t re-apply for a new pass, the old one being automatically considered valid during the weekend curfew. E-passes are also being issued to those going for vaccination during the weekend or attending wedding ceremonies.
Candidates sitting for any examination during the weekend can show their admit cards to be allowed to travel. Examination staff will similarly be permitted on the streets if they produce valid ID cards.
While public transport will be available for people with valid IDs or e-passes, personal vehicles can expect to be stopped at pickets at regular intervals and IDs and documents scrutinised. Those found violating the curfew order will have cases registered against them and possibly face arrest too.
Shops dealing in non-essential goods will remain shut. Movement of domestic workers is prohibited too. Home delivery only of essential items will be permitted.
Apart from Delhi Police, the district authorities will oversee the strict compliance of the curfew order. A team of the New Delhi district carried a unique drive at Connaught Place on Friday with two volunteers dressing up as Yamaraj and Chitragupta and both urging people to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour and stay home over the weekend.


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