Night curfew imposed in Delhi from 10 pm to 5 am with immediate effect till 30th April, in the wake of COVID19 situation: Delhi Government.
New Delhi, Apr 6,2021: The Delhi government today imposed a curfew from 10pm to 5am till April 30 amid a rise in coronavirus cases. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had 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. On Monday, Delhi recorded 3,548 fresh cases and 15 deaths.
The Indian Medical Association has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to open vaccinations for all citizens aged above 18 as coronavirus cases continue to spike in the country. At present, vaccination is available for all those above 45 years of age. “Vaccination against COVID stands as a single evidence based resource for us to restrict the cases by raising the personal immune response and pave way for herd immunity to decrease the severity of the disease. We have covered total 7.91 crores of population with Covid vaccination till date, out of which 6.86 crores have received their first inoculation & 1.05 crores with second dose. In view of the rapid spread of the second wave of the disease, we suggest that the our vaccination strategy needs to be geared up with immediate effect on war foot,” the association said.
Apart from lowering the age limit, the body also suggested walk-in COVID vaccination should be available for all, free of cost at their nearest possible place and private sector family clinics also shall be included actively in the vaccination drive along with private hospitals. “Vaccination certificate shall be made a mandatory certificate for entering in to public places and receive products under public distribution system. As there is acute spurt of this disease as an measure to immediate break the chain , limited period continuous lock down shall be implemented especially for all the non-essential areas like cinema, cultural and religious events, sports.”