New Delhi: The Delhi government has decided to impose curfew during the weekend in order to combat the rapidly growing coronavirus pandemic.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced the imposition of weekend curfew in Delhi after holding a press conference. This weekend curfew will start at 10 pm on Friday night and will continue till 6 am on Monday.
Arvind Kejriwal announced that essential services will be kept open during the weekend curfew. Marriages which are already scheduled will be issued passes. Malls, gyms, spas, markets and other establishments will remain closed. Cinema halls may run at 30 per cent capacity.
Announcing the weekend curfew, Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal said that people should work for five days, but try to stay in their homes on weekends.
"If one has to go to the hospital, airport, bus station, railway station, those people will be exempt during the weekend curfew. But one has to take a pass for this," he said.
A record 17,282 new cases of coronavirus cases occurred in Delhi on Wednesday. The rate of coronavirus infection has also increased to 15.92 percent.
This is the first time since November 15 last year, when the infection rate reached 16 percent. It is worrying that for the first time in this wave, the number of dead also crossed 100. 104 patients died in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, 13,468 cases were reported a day earlier.
On one hand, the number of active patients is increasing rapidly while the death toll is also increasing. Meanwhile, the rate of recovery of patients is continuously decreasing.
746 containment zones increased in 24 hours
On the other hand, the number of containment zones in all areas of Delhi is also increasing rapidly due to the worsening situation. The situation is that within 24 hours 746 Containment Zones have been created in various districts of Delhi.
Worryingly, the southern district has the fastest rate of infection. Maximum 169 containment zones have been created here in 24 hours.