More than five people will not be allowed to gather in public places during this time, says an order issued by the Chief Secretary
The Delhi government has imposed a night curfew in the city from 11 p.m. on Thursday to 6 a.m. on Friday, and more than five people will not be allowed to gather in public places during this time.
Night curfew will be in force (not more than five persons to assemble at public places) and that no New Year celebratory events, congregations and gatherings at public places shall be permitted from 11.00 p.m. of 31st December to 6.00 a.m. of 1st January and also from 11.00 pm of 1st January to 6.00 a.m. of 2nd January in the GNCT of Delhi,” an order issued by the Chief Secretary on Wednesday read.
Licensed premises will not be counted as “public places”, the order said. Also, there will be no restriction on inter-State and intra-State movement of persons and goods during the curfew period.
The decision has been taken considering the threat posed by the mutant U.K. strain of the COVID-19 virus.
“All District Magistrates of Delhi & their counterpart District Deputy Commissioners of Police and all authorities concerned shall ensure strict compliance of this order and shall adequately inform and sensitise the field functionaries about these instructions for strict compliance, in letter and in spirit,” the order further said.