Delhi government announced a night curfew yesterday after the Covid positivity rate in the national capital touched 0.55%. The curfew which begins today, will be in effect from 11pm to 5am.
Here are the list of exemptions:
– People travelling on foot to buy essentials like vegetables, milk and other household products from shops in the neighbourhood.
– People going to and returning from airports, railway stations and bus stops will be permitted after they produce valid tickets.
– Print and television journalists.
– Delivery persons carrying food or medical products.
– Shops selling vegetables, dairy products, meat and other edible products.
– Pharmacy and drug stores.
– People travelling to get the Covid vaccine will be exempted after they produce a copy of their vaccine appointment.
Delhi recorded 290 COVID-19 cases on Sunday with a positivity rate of 0.55%. As per the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP), a ‘yellow’ alert is sounded if the positivity rate stays at 0.5% on two consecutive days.
A number of restrictions, including night curfew, closure of schools and colleges, halved seating capacity in Metro trains and buses, closure of non-essential shops and malls among others, kick in with the ‘yellow alert.