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Covid-19: Curbs in Delhi, 50% seating in public transport

Not more than 50 guests at marriages and 20 at funerals.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
Updated: April 11, 2021 7:46:41 am
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As Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal ruled out a lockdown, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority on Saturday evening announced a fresh set of curbs.

These include a complete ban on all social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious and festival-related gatherings; not more than 50 guests at marriages and 20 at funerals; up to 50% of capacity in public transport, restaurants, bars, cinema halls; and no spectators at sports events.

Besides, all incoming passengers from Maharashtra will have to carry negative RT-PCR reports not older than three days.

The new restrictions include:

  • Complete ban on all social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious and festival-related gatherings.
  • Up to 50 guests will be allowed at marriages and restaurants/bars can entertain up to 50 per cent of seating capacity.
  • At funerals, a maximum 20 persons will be allowed.
  • Public buses will not be allowed to take on board passengers over 50 per cent of carrying capacity.
  • Sports events at stadia will be allowed without spectators.
  • Cinema halls will be permitted to open with up to 50 per cent of seating capacity.
  • Incoming passengers from Maharashtra will have to carry negative RT-PCR reports not older than three days.

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