The Delhi government on Thursday declared new protocols to handle Covid-19 in the city including an end of the week curfew, closing of shopping centers, auditoriums, gyms, spas, bars and dine in services at eateries. While weekend time restriction will stay in power between 10 pm Friday and 5 am Monday, different curbs, alongside the night time curb, will remain till April 30, as indicated by an order gave by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA).
Inclining to a webcast, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the limitations are being forced to capture the spread of the infection, which has put the medical framework and medical services workers under huge strain. As per the DDMA request, film halls will be permitted to open with a 30 percent limit. At cafés, home conveyance and takeaway services will be permitted, and during ends of the week, the movement of individuals from families that have marriages planned for the coming ends of the week will likewise be permitted.
At marriages and memorial services, up to 50 and 20 people separately will be permitted. For individuals falling under those classifications, e-passes will be given by the district authorities.
Those drew in with fundamental services have been kept out of the ambit of the restrictions, the CM added. Classes absolved incorporate government authorities, police, wellbeing employees, pregnant ladies and different patients, individuals heading out to and from air terminals, railway stations and ISBTs, electronic and print media. There will likewise be no limitation on between state or intra-state movement and transportation of fundamental or unimportant merchandise.
Those occupied with running shops managing groceries, fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk corners, meat and fish will likewise remain absolved. During the end of the week curfew, public vehicle like transports, metro and taxis or automobiles will be permitted to ship just those falling in the absolved classes and fundamental services workers. A year ago, Delhi was under complete lockdown between March 22 and May 18. Starting May 19, the city resumed in stages.
The decision to bring back the controls was taken at a meeting went to by Kejriwal, Lt Governor Anil Baijal and high ranking representatives of the Delhi admiration. Kejriwal had before reported that he was not for a lockdown but rather will have no choice except for to force it if medical hospitals begin running out of beds.
As per the Delhi government's dashboard at 6 pm, out of the 15,346 beds for Covid-19 patients in Delhi, 4,632 are as of now empty. In the event of ICU beds, just 494 out of 3,805 are accessible. Nonetheless, various records have arisen via online media grumbling that the ground circumstance is more terrible than the dashboard information.
"There is no deficiency of beds in Delhi. More than 5,000 beds are accessible and we are attempting to add more beds, incorporating those with oxygen support. Be that as it may, cases are rising and the public authority has taken a couple of measures. End of the week curfew will be forced around there. On work days, individuals go out to acquire. During ends of the week, individuals generally go out for amusement purposes. Thus, to break the chain of transmission, end of the week curbs are being implemented," Kejriwal said.
Afterward, he revealed that L-G Baijal will move toward the Center for additional beds in emergency clinics going under the Union government. Gotten some information about the chance of a continued lockdown, Kejriwal said, "The circumstance is phenomenal so the end of the week curfew is being forced. What's more, this will stay in force just this coming end of the week."
"As on date, a lockdown doesn't look important. I have consistently been against lockdowns… however today we have a 20 percent energy rate. In the event that it plunges, there is no need to stress. However, on the off chance that it continues ascending, how much can we add beds? All things considered, there are restricted doctors and attendants," the CM added.