Delhi Reported Over 5000 Cases In Last 24 Hours, Highest Spike In 2021- The City Is Under Curfew

With a daily surge of 96,982 total Covid-19 cases, the second-highest so far, India’s tab of coronavirus cases has gone up to 12,686,049, according to MoHFW. The current active cases are approximately 800,000 and India’s reckoning of new cases is expanding faster with every passing day. It is now more than other top-five listed countries with the highest daily number of Covid-19 cases. The death toll has reached 165,577. 

The national capital has logged the year’s highest one-day spike of 5,100 COVID cases. The city also recorded 17 deaths due to the virus in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of fatalities to 11,113, according to the health department. The number of active cases in the national capital is 17,332 while 2,340 people recovered from the disease in a day, pushing the total number of cured people to 6,56,617.

Night Curfew Imposed In Delhi From Today

The Kejriwal government earlier today has announced the night curfew which will be imposed in the city with immediate effect from 10 pm to 5 am till April 30 to contain the spread of coronavirus.

Exemption To The Night Curfew

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1) People going for vaccinations and the movement of essential services will be allowed with e-passes, officials said.

2) Private doctors, nurses, other medical staff, and journalists will be allowed on the streets with ID cards. Exceptions will also be made for pregnant women and those needing treatment.

3) People traveling to or from the airport, train and bus stations will be allowed on the road if they produce their tickets.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said Delhi was going through the fourth wave of COVID-19 but a lockdown was not being considered yet.

“As per the current situation, we are not considering imposing a lockdown. We are closely monitoring the situation and such a decision will only be taken after due public consultation,” he had told reporters. 

States like Maharashtra and Rajasthan have also launched night curfews to restrict movement in the middle of a spike in Covid cases across the country.

Maharashtra has announced a weekend lockdown and a tough 8 pm to 7 am curfew. Rajasthan’s night curfew is from 8 pm to 6 am.

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