Just a day later imposing a night curfew in the national capital, today in a press conference, the health minister of Delhi, Satyendar Jain urged people to continue wearing masks. Due to the rise of daily Covid-19 cases, the Delhi government had taken the decision of night curfew and termed it as the “fourth wave” of the pandemic.
Jain said that in hospitals, more than 2 thousand beds have been increased in the last 3 days and he appealed to the public to maintain social distancing and wear masks. With “immediate effect”, the state government announced a daily night curfew on Tuesday till 30th April, from 10 pm to 5 am.
For the Indian Premier League (IPL) match on 29th April in the city, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader also asked about relaxations in the night curfew. He said, “As of now, we’re concentrating on coronavirus, we haven’t thought about it (relaxations).”
Seeking exemptions from the night curfew restrictions, at least 30 thousand applications were received by the District magistrates across the city and officials are aware of developments.
With the highest single-day rise in 2021, Delhi reported 5,100 fresh infections on 6th April while 17 fatalities were recorded due to the deadly virus. The Delhi high court today made it compulsory to wear a mask even while driving alone as the mask is a ‘Suraksha Kavach’ to prevent the spread of the viral disease. The infection tally of the national capital stands now at 685,062, including 656,617 recoveries, 17,332 active cases, and 11,113 deaths.