When does Delhi lockdown begin: What is open, what is closed
New Delhi, Apr 19: Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal has announced a 6 day lockdown in Delhi starting tonight to curb the spread of COVID-19.
All essential services will be available, Kejriwal said while appealing to the migrants not to leave the city. The lockdown would begin at 10 am today and remain in force until 5 am on Monday next.
"If we don't impose a lockdown now, we might face a bigger calamity. The government will take full care of you. We took this tough decision taking the situation into consideration," Kejriwal said. He also said that this would help arrange for more beds and supplies.
He also said that shops selling food, medicines, newspapers and groceries will be open. Banks, ATMs, insurance offices will also remain open. Takeaways and home deliveries will also be allowed, Kejriwal also said.
The decision was taken amidst the steep rise in COVID-19 cases. On Sunday Delhi recorded 25,462 cases with a positivity rate of nearly 30 per cent. The means that every third sample being tested in the capital is turning out to be positive.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that less than 100 ICU beds are available in the hospitals in the city.
When will the lockdown in Delhi begin?
The lockdown would begin on April 19 at 10 pm
When will the lockdown in Delhi end?
It would end on April 26 at 5 am
Will shops be open in Delhi?
Only shops selling food, medicines, newspapers and groceries will be open.
Will banks remain open?
Banks, ATMs, insurance offices will
Will takeaways and home deliveries be allowed?
Will religious places be open?
Yes, but no visitors will be allowed.
Will private offices be operational?
Yes, but all employees will work from home
Will government offies and corporations remain open?
No, but those involved in essential essential and emergency services such healthcare and emergency services will be allowed to function
What are the rules for weddings and funerals?
Only 50 people at weddings and 20 at funerals
Will malls, cinema halls, shopping complexes, swimming pools, restaurants, salons, gyms and spas remain open?
Will sporting events be allowed?
Yes, but no spectators will be allowed
Are social, religious, political, entertainment or sports gathering allowed?
Will there be restriction on movement?
Yes, except for healthcare staff, essential workers, officials, journalists, judges, government officials and diplomats with valid ID proof
What about students appearing for exams?
Students can travel to exam centres on production of valid ID card
What if I have to travel to take my vaccination?
No restriction, but a valid ID proof is needed.
Will those coming to airports, railway stations, bus stations be allowed to travel?
Yes, upon production of valid ticket
What are the rules for patients, pregnant women etc?
They can travel for medical services upon production of valid ID card and medical papers
Will buses and metros will be allowed?
Yes with 50 per cent capacity. Autos and cabs will be able to take up two passengers. No standing passenger will be allowed
Is intra and inter-state travel banned?
No restriction on movement or transportation of essential goods. Several permission or e-pass will be needed