- Delhi will see a 6 day lockdown starting from 10:00 PM tonight
- The below listed services will remain allowed during the 6 day lockdown
- Delhi reported 25,462 cases and 161 deaths in the last 24 hours
The National Capital will yet again witness a lockdown which will begin from 10:00 PM tonight and will last until 5:00 AM coming Monday (26th April 2021), announced the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, today, as the second and more deadly wave of coronavirus showed little signs of slowing down.
Delhi reported 25,462 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours along with 161 fatalities.
Adding that the lockdown was necessary to prevent a bigger crisis in the national capital, Arvind Kejriwal said: “The government will take full care of you. We took this tough decision taking the situation into consideration.”
Here is the list of what will remain open and what will stay closed in Delhi
As last lockdown, there will be some services and people who will be exempt from the lockdown restriction, let us take a look at them
People exempted from restriction of movement during the curfew:
- Doctors, healthcare staff, essential workers, officials, journalists, judges, government officials and diplomats can move without restrictions if they are able to produce a valid ID proof.
- Students appearing for examinations will be allowed to travel if they can produce a valid ID card.
- People going for COVID-19 testing or vaccination will be allowed if they can show a valid I-card.
- People coming or going to airports, railway stations or bus stations will be allowed to travel if they show a valid ticket.
- Pregnant women and patients going for medical services with an attendant will be allowed to travel if they are able to produce a valid ID card, doctor’s prescription or medical papers.
Movement of people related to commercial and private offices providing the following services and commodities shall only be allowed during the 6-day lockdown:
- Food, groceries, fruits and vegetable shops, dairy and milk booths, meat and fish, animal fodder, pharmaceuticals, opticians, medicines and medical equipment, newspaper distribution.
- Banks, insurance offices and ATMs offices.
- Home delivery and takeaway of food by restaurants will be allowed.
- Delivery of all essential goods including food, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment through e-commerce will be allowed.
- Telecommunications, internet services, cable services, and IT-enabled services will be open.
- Petrol pumps, LPG, CNG, petroleum and gas retail and storage outlets shall remain open.
- Water supply, power generation, transmission and distribution units and services, cold storage and warehousing services will be open.
- Private security services will be allowed to remain open.
- Manufacturing units of essential commodities can be open. Manufacturing units of non-essential commodities having onsite workers will also be allowed.
- Religious places shall be permitted to open, but no visitors will be allowed.
- Delhi government offices and corporations shall remain closed except those involved in essential and emergency services such as the healthcare and emergency services will be allowed to function.
- There shall be no restriction on inter-state and intra-state movement or transportation of essential goods. No separate permission or e-pass will be required for such movements.
- Only 50 people will be allowed at weddings and only 20 at the funerals.
- Public transport such as buses and metros will be allowed to function with 50 per cent capacity with no standing passenger will be allowed.
- Autos and cabs will be allowed to take up to two passengers only.