New Delhi: In view of the increase in cases of COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, several state governments, including Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, have imposed restrictions.
As a “yellow alert” was sounded in Delhi, the government led by Yogi Adityanath imposed a nighttime curfew in Uttar Pradesh.
If you are traveling from Noida to Delhi, be aware that a nighttime curfew has also been reimposed in the nation’s capital.
Patients and pregnant women, people looking to buy essentials and people going to or from train stations, bus stops and airports are exempt from the nighttime curfew which has been in place between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. in the morning from Monday.
Who are all exempt from the nighttime curfew in Delhi?
- Those going to or coming back from train stations, bus stops and airports.
- Police, home guards and civil protection personnel, fire and emergency services, district administration, payroll and accounting office, public transport, NIC, NCC, and Department of Women and Children’s Development.
- Private medical personnel such as doctors and nurses, paramedical and other hospital services such as diagnostic centers, clinics and pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies
- Officials linked to the functioning of diplomats’ offices as well as those occupying constitutional positions, government agents involved in the conduct of university or recruitment exams
- Persons involved in essential activities such as postal services, banks, insurance bureaus and ATMs, RBI and services designated by the RBI as essential, SEBI and exchange-related offices, and NBFC.
- People running food, grocery, fruit and vegetable, dairy and milk, meat and fish, animal feed, pharmaceutical and drug stores, ophthalmologists, health services telecommunications and internet cable
- People operating stores of petrol pumps, LPG, CNG, oil and gas outlets and storage, power generation, transmission and distribution, commodity manufacturing units, aviation and related services.
- Interstate and intra-state movements for exempt categories, and transport of essential and non-essential goods.
Do you need an e-pass to travel during Delhi night curfew?
Unlike the nighttime curfew that was imposed earlier during the first and second waves of COVID-19, no separate authorization or e-pass is required this time. Persons falling under exempt categories are required to present a valid ID card or tickets if they are outside during nighttime curfew hours.
496 new cases of COVID-19 in Delhi, highest since June 4
Delhi reported 496 new COVID-19 cases in one day on Tuesday, the highest since June 4, with a positivity rate reaching 0.89%, according to data shared by the city’s health department. There has been a spike in new cases over the past few days amid a surge in cases of the new Omicron variant. Delhi, in particular, is most affected by Omicron in India.
Increase in COVID-19 cases in Noida, Ghaziabad
The number of COVID-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh has doubled in the past 24 hours with 80 new infections reported on Tuesday. Among the 80 new infections, Gautam Buddha Nagar reported a maximum of 28 cases and Ghaziabad 12, bringing the total number of active cases in the state to 392.
(With contributions from the agency)