The rising corona cases in national capital is a matter of concern. The Delhi government on Wednesday imposed weekend curfew in the national capital. Addressing a press conference, the Delhi Chief Minister announced the restrictions during which all kinds of movement, except essentials services, will remain suspended. The government also decided on shutting down weekly open markets. The decision was taken during the emergency meet with Lt Governor Anil Baijal regarding the coronavirus situation in the UT.
Delhi has recorded 17,282 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, which is the highest single-day surge in the national capital since the onset of the pandemic. Delhi also saw over 100 deaths, pushing the toll to 11,540. The positivity rate mounted to 15.92 per cent.
The highest single-day spike of 8,593 cases till the third wave of the pandemic in Delhi was reported on November 11 in 2020, while on November 18, the city recorded 131 COVID-19 deaths, the highest single-day fatality count till date.
The shopping malls, gyms, spas and auditoriums will remain be closed. Moreover, the cinemas halls will operate at 30% capacity only. He also made it clear that the people will not be allowed to dine-in restaurants, only home deliveries will be permitted.