The Government of India has announced a 12 hour curfew to prevent the spread of Covid-19 infections. The decision was taken after a meeting of the Delhi Government which reviewed the situation in New Delhi in the wake of Omicron variants. Besides night curfew, other measures are also implemented which are limited office staff and restricting assemblies to curb human contact.
Who are exempted
Curfew has been imposed in Delhi from Friday 10 pm to Monday 5 am. Tourists, journalists, and heavily pregnant women will be exempted during these hours.
People who are applying for an Indian tourist visa for Canada, please visit the nearest embassy to Delhi.
With the Delhi Curfew, there are certain exceptions to when you will be allowed. Judges and all Judicial officers, staff members of all courts in Delhi, advocates, legal counsels who have permission letters issued by the court administration are permitted outside.
With Curfew imposed by the Indian Government, the Delhi Police is on high alert. Despite this imposition, diplomatic officers and officials in the offices of diplomats of various countries are exempt for this imposition of curfew if they can produce valid ID cards. Besides these exemptions, all Constitution posts are also exempt of the Curfew with valid ID cards.
Carry Valid ID
In the event that a strike is called or a curfew imposed, healthcare professionals will be exempt from the usual work restrictions if they carry a valid identity card. Doctors, nursing staff, paramedics and other hospital services such as hospitals, diagnostic centres, testing laboratories, clinics, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies, medical oxygen suppliers and other medical and health services on production of a valid ID card.
People are now able to move around the country under certain guidelines. These are for people who are going for COVID-19 testing or vaccination, on the production of valid identity cards.
Persons coming to or going from airports, railway stations, and bus terminals are not limited in their travel.
Delhi is under curfew restrictions. In these times, it is not possible for all students to examine in their classes due to restrictions on movement. Students even have difficulty going to the examination centers on some campuses.