Delhi Government extends lockdown till May 10 – Know What will Remain Open and What will be Closed Here
Delhi Government has decided to extend the lockdown till May 10, 2021, amid the rising cases of COVID-19.
Amid the rising cases of COVID-19 in the National Capital, Delhi Government has decided to extend the lockdown for a week, till May 10, 2021.
Earlier, the State Government had announced a complete lockdown in the National Capital for 6 days from April 19, 2021, till April 26, 2021, which was again extended till May 3. The announcement was made by the Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal.
The decision of bringing the city under lockdown was taken by the Arvind Kejriwal Government at the meeting between Chief Minister Kejriwal and L-G of Delhi Anil Baijlal.
"Lockdown in Delhi is being extended by one week," says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal pic.twitter.com/5y1ocP3xBQ— ANI (@ANI) May 1, 2021
Lockdown in Delhi:
The Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal has announced a complete lockdown in the National Capital from 10 pm on April 19, 2021, till 6 am on April 26, 2021.
It has been decided to impose a lockdown in Delhi, from 10 pm tonight to 6 am next Monday (26th April): Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal pic.twitter.com/hBB2qXpxpM— ANI (@ANI) April 19, 2021
Essential services to continue:
While announcing 6 days lockdown in the National Capital, the Chief Minister assured that the essential services, food services, medical services will continue in the city.
Weddings can be held in Delhi with a gathering of only 50 people and passes will be issued by the government separately for it.
Essential services, food services, medical services will continue. Weddings can be held with a gathering of only 50 people, passes will be issued separately for it. A detailed order will be issued shortly: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal— ANI (@ANI) April 19, 2021
What will be Open?
• Home deliveries will be allowed
• Essential services will be permitted
• Curfew passes for the marriages will be compulsory and will remain unaffected
• Medical Services will be open
• Services of water supply, sanitation, electricity, among other essential services will be open
• National sporting event can take place in the city but without any spectators
• Students for examinations will be permitted with a Valid ID
• Manufacturing units working for essential commodities will be permitted
• Delivery of all the essential commodities, pharmaceuticals, food, and other essential services will be permitted.
What will be closed?
• Private officers to remain closed
• Spas, gyms, auditoriums, cinema halls to remain shut
• Weekly markets
• Amusement parks, water parks, parks
• Swimming Pools, Salons, Beauty parlors
• Festivals related gatherings
• Onsight construction
• Delhi government offices
Exemptions to be given amid lockdown:
• Private medical personnel will be exempted on the production of the valid ID.
• Patients and pregnant women going for medical aid along with an attendant will be exempted on the production of valid ID/medical papers/doctor's prescription.
• Those who will be going for testing or vaccination will also be exempted on the production of valid ID.
Pvt medical personnel exempted on production of valid ID. Pregnant women/patients going for medical aid along with attendant,exempted on production of valid ID/doctor's prescription/medical papers. Those going for testing/vaccination exempted on production of valid ID: Delhi Govt— ANI (@ANI) April 19, 2021
• People coming from or going to the airports/ISBTs/Railway Stations will be allowed to travel on the production of the valid ticket.
• Officials in the officers of diplomats of various nations, as well as those individuals who are holding any constitutional posts, will also be exempted on the production of valid ID.
Persons coming from/going to Airports/Railway stations/ISBTs allowed to travel on production of valid ticket. Officials in the officers of diplomats of various countries as well as persons holding any constitutional post exempted on the production of valid ID: Delhi Govt— ANI (@ANI) April 19, 2021
• Media will be exempted on the production of the valid ID card.
• There will be no restriction on the inter-state and intra-state movement/transportation of the essential goods. And no separate permissions will be required for such movements.
• Religious places will be allowed to open but no visitors will be allowed.
Media exempted on production of valid ID card. No restriction on inter-state & intra-state movement/transportation of essential goods. No separate permission/e-pass required for such movements. Religious places shall be permitted to open, but no visitors allowed: Delhi Govt— ANI (@ANI) April 19, 2021
Up to 50 people allowed for marriage and up to 20 for a funeral:
The Delhi Government while laying down the restrictions amid the newly announced lockdown has mentioned that up to 50 people will be allowed for marriage related gatherings (on the production of hard copy or soft copy of the marriage card) while for the funeral related gatherings, up to 20 people will be allowed.
Delhi Health System reaches its limit: CM Kejriwal
While announcing the lockdown in the city, the Chief Minister informed that Delhi has been facing the 4th wave of COVID-19 as 25,000 cases have been recorded in the city. He added that the Delhi Health System has reached its limit, not collapsed, but it has reached its limit.
Delhi is facing the fourth wave of #COVID19...25,000 cases have been reported now. Delhi's health system has reached its limits. I don't say that the system has collapsed but it has reached its limits: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal#COVID19 pic.twitter.com/qBuTkMOsE5— ANI (@ANI) April 19, 2021
The Chief Minister added that harsh measures will have to be taken by the government so that the collapse of the health system can be prevented.
Delhi’s health system has been stretched to its limit, is under stress. Harsh measures will have to be taken to prevent a collapse of the health system: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal pic.twitter.com/D1otUXmPq8— ANI (@ANI) April 19, 2021
Delhi weekend curfew:
Amid the rising cases of Coronavirus in the city, the weekend curfew in the state was announced earlier on April 15, 2021. The step was taken to curb the rising cases of infections.
However, the state government had decided that the curfew passes will be issued to those rendering the essential services.
While making the announcement, the Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal stated that the restrictions in the city are required to curb the spread of COVID-19. The announcement was made by the government after a high-level meeting with L-G Anil Baijlal.
To control the spread of COVID19, it has been decided to impose weekend curfew in Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal pic.twitter.com/4oc4kFMBLG— ANI (@ANI) April 15, 2021