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Delhi government imposes lockdown for six days

Delhi government imposes lockdown for six days

To control the rising COVID-19 cases across the national capital, the Delhi government decided to impose a lockdown. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal yesterday announced a six-day lockdown starting from 10:00 p.m. April 19 to 6:00 a.m. April 26.

He said that the lock period would be used to set up more beds for the people in need and avoid a complete collapse of healthcare services.

Essential services will be allowed during the lockdown. Also, both inter-state and intra-state movement of goods is allowed. Passengers going to and from railway stations, ISBTs, and airports will be allowed to travel. However, they have to produce a valid ticket to get a waiver from the lockdown restrictions. Only two people will be allowed in taxis.

The government put restrictions on various activities:

  • 50 guests will be permitted for a wedding on showing the wedding invitation.
  • For funerals, only 20 people will be allowed.
  • All private offices, shops, markets, malls, educational institutions, cinema halls, bars, restaurants, public parks, gyms, spas, salons etc., shall remain closed during the lockdown.

Other than allowed people, if anybody wants to go out during the lockdown, they need to produce an e-pass. People going for vaccination or going to ATM, those working in banks and insurance offices, print and electronic media personnel, private security personnel, and those working in broadcasting, IT, and internet services need e-pass. However, media personnel need not show e-pass if produced a valid ID card.

Those who need an e-pass can visit the government’s website and select e-pass for travel during curfew. Submit the duly filled in application along with identification proof. If the application is approved, you will receive an SMS. Then download the e-pass. You can also take a print out of this copy.

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