Delhi on Friday recorded 17,335 fresh Covid cases, the highest single-day rise since May 8, and nine deaths, while the positivity rate mounted to 17.73 per cent, according to data shared by the health department.
The weekend curfew started at 10 pm Friday and will continue till Monday 5 am. Officials in several districts said that teams will be in the field during the period to check that the curfew order was not violated and people did not venture out unnecessarily.
Covid-19: The authorities in Delhi said that the adequate arrangements have been made to enforce the weekend curfew in the national capital.
He said government employees, barring those engaged in essential services, will be asked to work from home, while private offices will remain open with 50 per cent capacity.
Amid rising coronavirus case in the national capital, Delhi is likely to impose weekends curfews, sources from the DDMA said.
The continuous increase in the number of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Delhi in the last one week is a matter of concern, Chouhan said.
With cases of Covid-19 including the Omicron variant increasing in India ahead of the festive season, several states have imposed night curfew and strengthened protocols to prevent another breakout of the virus.
The ‘Corona curfew’ is a lockdown that will come into effect from midnight May 6 and will continue till May 16.
Prashant Kishor said PM Modi is using 'bluff & bluster to claim victory' and when the situation improves he will 'return with Bhakt army to take credit'.
The Chandigarh administration on Tuesday announced its decision to impose a one-day lockdown in the city on the occasion of Ram Navami
Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao also tested positive for the virus on Monday.
The lockdown is needed to prevent the health system of Delhi from collapsing as there is an acute shortage of medicines, beds, ICUs and oxygen, Arvind Kejriwal said.
Following a video conference with the Prime Minister, CM B S Yediyurappa announced a curfew between 10 pm to 5 am in seven district centres of the state.
A proposal to impose a night curfew is under consideration, the details of which are being discussed.
The Maharashtra government on Sunday decided to impose a night curfew in the state amid a surge in Covid-19 cases.
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan appealed to the people of the state to celebrate festivals by remaining at home and added that no rallies will be allowed.
Amid rising Covid-19 cases, Pune has decided to impose a daily 12-hour curfew that is going to start from 6 pm tomorrow.
The night curfew will be imposed in Maharashtra from March 28 amid rising coronavirus cases.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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