The Delhi government on Thursday informed the High Court that no night curfew will be imposed in the national capital or parts of it for now to contain the spread of coronavirus.
The report submitted before the court read the AAP government led by Arvind Kejriwal has taken a considered view after assessing the pandemic situation, to not impose restrictions or night curfew in the state.
The Delhi Government has been taking all necessary measures, as required and demanded, by the ever-changing circumstances and (remains) committed to making every effort to arrest the spread of Covid-19 in the national capital, the High Court was informed.
The report was submitted before a bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad in response to the court’s query on November 26 as to whether the night curfew in Delhi will be imposed. The government submitted the response a week after the court had directed Arvind Kejriwal administration to immediately decide on a night curfew in Delhi, and implement it without delay.
The court issued the directive amid the third wave of Covid-19 infections. The daily cases of infections in Delhi had reached 8,600 for over a month but have come down to 4,000 over the past two days.
Delhi’s Covid-19 tally stands at 5.7 lakh and has recorded 9,342 deaths so far.