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The weekend curfew imposed in Delhi to contain the spread of Kovid-19 came into effect from Friday night and all non-essential activities have been banned for the next 55 hours. The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on January 1 Under its order, a weekend curfew has been imposed from 10 pm on Friday to 5 am on Monday.
An official spokesperson of Delhi Metro said that metro train services will remain regular on weekends (January 15-16) in compliance with the guidelines of DDMA issued last week. Metro services and public transport buses will run with full seat capacity during the curfew but standing travel will not be allowed.
The e-passes issued last week for essential services will be valid during the curfew. Markets will remain closed during the weekend curfew except for those dealing in essential goods and services including grocery, vegetables and fruits, medicines, milk.
Along with night curfew in Delhi, now there will be complete curfew in Delhi on Saturday and Sunday also. All government offices will be completely closed except essential services like hospitals, medical. Government employees will work from home. Private offices will also remain closed.
Officials of the Central Government and Central Autonomous Institutions will also be able to go on showing the ID card. Judges of Supreme Court, High Courts and District Courts and Tribunals, Judicial Officers will be exempted. Along with this, the advocate going for hearing in the court along with the staff members will be allowed to go on production of valid ID card, service ID card, photo entry pass or permission letter issued by the court administration. Doctors, nursing staff, paramedical staff will get exemption on showing I-card. Pregnant women and patients will be allowed to accompany the attendant (doctor’s prescription, medical papers).
There will also be a discount on going for Kovid test or vaccination. On arrival or departure to the airport, railway station or ISBT – the ticket has to be shown. Electronic and print media will get exemption on production of valid ID card. Students going to appear in the exam will have to show valid admit card. Approval of 20 people to attend the wedding ceremony will have to show the marriage card.