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Delhi: Here’s everything you need to know about weekend curfew

Amid the surge in COVID-19 cases, the Delhi government has imposed a weekend curfew in the nation capital, which will remain in place throughout Saturday and Sunday to contain the rapid resurgence of the coronavirus.

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), in its order, stated that the curfew will remain in force every weekend henceforth unless otherwise directed. Under the latest restrictions, the Capital city will remain under curfew from 10 pm Friday to 5 am Monday.

Here’s everything you need to know about the weekend curfew:

The curfew will remain in place from Friday night to Monday morning.

Government offices in the city, barring essential services, will have to implement work from home for employees.
Private offices will operate at 50 per cent capacity and the remaining workforce must work from home.

Essential services, including the supply of food items and medicines, will continue uninterrupted.

Delhi Metro and city buses will be allowed to operate at 100 per cent capacity, but no standing passengers in trains. All passengers availing of transport services must follow Covid-19 protocols.

Delhi Metro trains will be available at a frequency of every 15 minutes on the Yellow Line and Blue Line and at a 20-minute frequency on all the other lines.

Only a maximum of 50 passengers will be allowed per coach in the Delhi Metro, according to reports. Entry to trains and stations may also be restricted as and when required.

The Mukhya Mantri Tirtha Yatra Yojana, a pilgrimage programme for senior citizens launched by Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, shall also remain suspended during the weekend curfew.

Those availing of public transport during the weekends will require identity cards or e-passes. Even those travelling in private vehicles need to carry essential documents, which may be required to be procured as directed by government officials on the road.

(With inputs from agencies)

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