Weekend curfew imposed in Delhi to contain pandemic

TNN Bureau. Updated: 4/15/2021 1:52:53 PM National

New Delhi, Apr 15: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced a weekend curfew in Delhi to contain the surge of COVID-19 infection.

According to the directives, essential activities, including weddings, will be allowed with curfew passes. Auditoriums, malls, gyms and spas will be shut down and cinema theatres will be allowed with a third of the capacity.

This announcement came after Kejriwal met with Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and other officials.

Delhi on Wednesday reported its highest single-day rise in COVID-19 cases since the pandemic erupted with 17,282 infections and 100 deaths. The figure makes Delhi the worst-hit city in the second wave of infections raging through the country.

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