New Delhi: The Delhi government on Thursday announced fresh curbs to tackle Covid-19 in the city, which included a weekend curfew, closure of shopping malls, auditoriums, gyms, spas, bars and dine-in services at restaurants.
While weekend curfew will remain in force between 10 pm on Friday and 5 am on Monday, the other curbs, along with the night curfew, will stay till April 30, according to an order issued by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA).
Addressing a webcast, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the restrictions are being imposed to arrest the spread of the virus, which has put the medical infrastructure and healthcare workers under tremendous strain.
To know how it has impacted people, CitySpidey went to streets of Palika Bazaar to talk to people about their views on this weekend curfew and how it will affect their work.
Darshan Kakkar, President of Palika Bazaar association said that it's been a year since the market has been affected. “It was too bad for 4-5 months in the beginning of the pandemic. The market got opened afterwards but it was not like earlier. But now the Covid cases are increasing again. It has impacted us badly. Palika Baazar is a different market because a lot of tourists visit here. As nobody is travelling nowadays, the market has gone down.”
Here is how people reacted to the fresh restrictions in national capital. See video: