New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: In the wake of massive spike in COVID-19 cases, the Dehli government has announced a 6-day long lockdown till Monday. As per Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the capital will undergo a lockdown starting from Monday, April 19, 10 PM to next Monday, April 26, 5 am. 

The decision was announced as Delhi reported 25,462 new coronavirus cases and 161 deaths, in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, the death toll in the Union Territory has gone up to 12,121. It's not the first time the lockdown is being imposed in the city, earlier also a lockdown-like-weekend curfew was Delhi from 10 pm on April 16 till 6 am on April 19.

In the meanwhile, all the essential services like medical, pharma and more will be in function. Although, a lot of people may be in doubt regarding quite a few things like E-passes, pre-booked marriage ceremonies, delivery services etc. Therefore, here we are with some FAQs about the lockdown guidelines for Delhi. Take a look

Q. Will the markets remain open?

A. Big markets in Delhi like Chandni Chowk, Khan Market and more to remain closed for the upcoming 6 six days, starting from today.

Q. Is inter-state and intra-state travelling allowed?

A. The inter-state and intra-state travelling is only allowed for people who are involved in providing essential services and goods like medical experts, pharma, etc through an E-pass. Travelling for common people is prohibited.

Q. Will the Delhi Metro be operational?

A. The Delhi Metro will be operational, however, only for the people who are exempted to travel during lockdown 2021 and that too by showing a valid ID. Also, people are allowed to enter 50% of metro's total seating capacity. The timings will be from 8 am to 10 am and in the evening metro will run from 5 pm to 7 pm. 

Q. Will your house help be allowed?

A. There has been no confirmation on whether or not your house help will be allowed to work.

Q. Marriage celebrations and funerals will be allowed?

A. Yes, marriage celebrations will be allowed, but with a strength of only 50 people in a gathering. Also, E-passes will be given to the guests to travel. Movement of persons for marriage related gatherings can happen after showing soft or hard copy of marriage card. Meanwhile, funeral-related gatherings up to 20 persons is continued to be allowed.

Q. Is the option of food deliveries and ordering allowed?

A. Takeaways and deliveries will be allowed for food and other essential items like medicines and more. 

Q. What about essential services?

A. As per the CM, essential services as usual will be functional during the lockdown. There will be no restriction on inter-state & intra-state movement/transportation of essential goods. Also, no separate permission/e-pass required for such movements.

Q. What about the delivery of non-essential goods?

A. The delivery of non-essential goods from E-commerce sites will be allowed during the lockdown in capital. 

Q. Religious places will be open for public?

A. Religious places shall be permitted to open, but no visitors allowed.

Posted By: Sanyukta Baijal