New Delhi: The national capital went under step-wise lockdown due to the second wave of corona in April. It is still being extended, however, with some relaxations.
A recent order of Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) stated that the curfew period is extended till June 7, with restrictions lifted from certain activities.
There were queries regarding the same, to clarify them, Piyush Mohanty, SDM, DDMA, South-West district said that maids, car wash employees are not officially allowed as they don’t fall under the classification of essential services.
Also, construction activities within residential areas are not allowed as the latest order only permits site-based construction. This is to also clarify that whatever activity the order doesn't mention as permitted will be automatically deemed as prohibited/restricted.
He further said that the aforementioned points must be understood in context of the fact that the overall goal of the curfew extension is to restrict mobility of the people.
By prematurely permitting entry of maids in societies or starting construction activities in residential areas, the objective of the curfew extension will remain unattainable.
He also requested the RWAs to assist the administration and prevent any violation of the DDMA order as it will attract penal actions under applicable laws.