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Delhi Weekend Curfew: Check What is Allowed and What’s Not

Delhi has imposed a weekend curfew to tackle the massive surge in Covid infections, with cases likely to rise by 10,000 in the last 24 hours. Here is a list of all those exempted from the curfew between Friday 10 pm and Monday 5 am.

Ayushi Raina
Delhi Weekend Curfew
Delhi Weekend Curfew

The Delhi government announced a weekend curfew on Tuesday, which will last from Friday 10 p.m. to Monday 5 a.m., due to an increase in Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases.

The decision was made during a meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) to assess the situation in the national capital after the spread of Omicron. 

Other restrictions imposed by the DDMA include directing government offices to commence work from home and restricting the worker strength at private offices at 50% of their capacity. 

The DDMA order said that essential services, including food items and medication supply, will be continued indefinitely. 

Delhi Lockdown Updates

Here is a list of those who will be exempted from the weekend curfew, which will go into effect from January 7: 

  • Officers and officials working in essential and emergency services shall be permitted to enter during night and weekend curfews on provision of a valid identity card.

  • Officers and officials of the Government of India, its autonomous or subordinate offices, and public sector undertakings on production of a valid identity card and subject to the Union government's restrictions. 

  • Judges and all Judicial officials, staff employees of the Delhi courts, as well as advocates and legal counsels, are required to provide a valid identity card, service ID card, photo entry passes, and permission letters given by the court administration in order to participate in the case hearing.

  • Officers and officials in various nations' diplomatic offices, as well as anyone holding any Constitutional post, upon display of a valid identity card

  • On production of a valid ID card, all private medical personnel such as doctors, nursing staff, paramedics, and other hospital services such as hospitals, diagnostic centers, testing laboratories, clinics, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies, medical oxygen suppliers, and other medical and health services.

  • Pregnant women and patients, along with an attendant, are eligible for medical and health services upon presentation of a valid identity card and a doctor's prescription.

  • Persons who are going for Covid-19testing or vaccination, on production of valid identity card. 

  • Persons coming at or departing from airports, railway stations, and interstate bus terminals are permitted to travel with a valid ticket.

  • Electronic and print Media on production of valid identity card.

  • On production of a valid admit card, persons or students will be permitted to appear in examination. The examination staff deployed for exam duties shall be allowed to travel on production of valid identity card or examination duty order.

  • Individual movement for marriage-related gatherings of up to 20 people on production of a soft or hard copy of the marriage card

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