New rules for traveling in Delhi Metro amid ‘Night Curfew’ in Delhi- Check out!

The national capital on Tuesday registered 5,100 new cases of Covid-19 and 17 deaths in the last 24 hours.

The Delhi Government on Monday, April 5, announced night curfew, which will be imposed today from 10 pm to 5 am. The recent move was adopted ahead of the rising Covid-19 cases in the national capital.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) authorities on Tuesday, April 6, released a statement regarding rules for traveling during the curfew.

“In view of imposition of night curfew in Delhi starting tonight, entry in metro from 10 pm to 5 am will be allowed only to those passengers who fall in essential category as per govt order, after verification of their valid IDs by DMRC/CISF personnel”, DMRC said in a statement on Tuesday, reported by the news agency ANI.

Delhi has registered 5,100 new cases of Covid-19 and 17 deaths in the last 24 hours. The total number of people contracting the novel coronavirus in the national capital has reached 6,85,062.

A recent ANI report suggests, 11,113 people have died of the coronavirus in Delhi since its outbreak. Meanwhile, 2,340 people recovered from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.

The Delhi health department on Tuesday conducted a record number of Covid-19 tests, for the first time since the outbreak of this deadly virus. Hitherto, Delhi conducted over 1 lakh tests, bringing the positivity rate down to less than 5 percent. The union territory has 3291 containment zones.

Facing the burnt of the novel coronavirus, the Delhi government has been worried about the positivity rate – a measure of the number of positive cases from those tested. Ahead of the alarming spike in the new Covid-19 cases, chief ministers of Delhi, Rajasthan and Maharashtra have urged the central government to remove the age limit on Covid-19 vaccination and allow states to vaccinate people of all age groups.

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