Delhi lockdown for 1 extra week, this time no metro, extra curbs | Delhi Information

Delhi lockdown for 1 more week, this time no metro, more curbs | Delhi News - Times of India

A abandoned street in CP on Sunday. Lockdown curbs already in place will proceed and e-passes for these engaged in important companies stay legitimate

NEW DELHI: The lockdown in Delhi has been prolonged by one other week with much more stringent measures in place. The Metro has been shut down this time, and no weddings might be allowed in any public place like accommodations.
All lockdown restrictions already in place for the final three weeks will proceed and the e-passes issued to people engaged in important companies will stay legitimate.
Final 12 months, the Delhi Metro didn’t run for 169 days. It began restricted operations from September 7, 2020.
Whereas the Metro might be closed, different modes of public transport will proceed to ply, although with restrictions.
A whole prohibition has been imposed on organising any wedding ceremony at public locations, marriage halls, banquet halls, accommodations and so forth. Marriage ceremonies could be organised in a courtroom or at house. No more than 20 individuals might be allowed to attend these features. For these attending, the marriage card will work as a journey move.
“The federal government, primarily based on everybody’s suggestions, and owing to the helplessness of the scenario, will lengthen the lockdown to subsequent Monday (Might 17), 5 am,” chief minister Arvind Kejriwal mentioned at a digital press convention.
We are able to’t afford to let our guard down, says CM
Up to now few days, I’ve interacted with a number of individuals, and everybody believes that whereas Covid instances have diminished, they’re nonetheless excessive. The an infection fee continues to be 23% — one can’t afford to let the guard down,” he mentioned. “Provided that we are able to stay, can we conquer. If we’re in a position to stay our lives, we are able to do plenty of issues later in life. At the beginning, we have now to avoid wasting lives,” the CM mentioned at a digital press convention.
“Extra stringent the lockdown is, the extra quickly we will conquer Covid,” he mentioned. He mentioned the federal government was compelled to impose the lockdown final month as a consequence of a speedy surge in Covid instances and an alarming rise within the variety of individuals falling significantly in poor health.
Kejriwal mentioned that as a result of a lockdown was imposed, the chain of the transmission has considerably began to interrupt with the positivity fee dropping from 35% to 23% in a brief span. “Now we have used this lockdown interval to strengthen our well being sources and infrastructure. Up to now few days, with the central authorities’s assist and primarily based on the instructions by the Supreme Courtroom and Excessive Courtroom, the oxygen scenario has improved,” he mentioned.
Kejriwal mentioned that vaccination drive has additionally gained momentum in Delhi however there’s a shortage within the inventory of vaccines and the Delhi authorities has requested the Centre for help. “I’m hopeful that simply the way in which the central authorities has been supportive on different points, they will even be supportive on this matter,” he mentioned.
In an order of the Delhi Catastrophe Administration Authority relating to the extension of the lockdown, all district magistrates and different senior officers have been requested to make sure Covid-appropriate behaviour like carrying face masks and sustaining social distancing at inter-state bus terminals, railway stations, retailers promoting important objects, mandis, and so forth. The authorities have additionally been requested to maintain a hawk eye on any store promoting nonessential commodities or companies and weekly markets functioning illegally.
The Delhi Police has been requested to make sure efficient checking by placing sufficient checkpoints and pickets to stop pointless motion of individuals in the course of the lockdown.

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