New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi on Monday imposed a complete six-day lockdown in the national capital in wake of the alarming spike in coronavirus cases. Chief Minister Kejriwal, while making the announcement in a virtual press conference, said that the lockdown will begin from 10 pm on Monday and continue till 6 am on April 26.

He, however, said that marriages and weddings functions will be allowed during the six-day lockdown in the national capital but special passes will be issued for them. Kejriwal also announced that only 50 people will be allowed to attend a wedding in the city-state during the period.

Notably, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) had also issued a similar order last week, allowing marriages to take place in the national capital with a maximum of 50 guests. It, however, had said that people would need to apply for an e-pass for weddings.

How can I apply for an e-pass in Delhi?

Step 1) Visit the official website of the Delhi government at epass.jantasamvad.org

Step 2) Select the language in which you want to proceed -- English or Hindi

Step 3) Select e-pass for travel

Step 4) Enter your details like mobile number, your address, district and place of engagement

Step 5) Click on submit

Step 6) Now, you will receive an e-pass Reference Number that you can use to check the status of your e-pass

Meanwhile, Delhi on Sunday reported over 25,000 coronavirus cases, the biggest-ever daily spike, taking the total caseload to 8.53 lakh. With this, the positivity rate also reached 29.74 per cent -- meaning almost every third sample being tested in the city is turning out to be positive.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Health Department said that over 7.66 lakh patients have recovered in the national capital. The number of active cases in the city increased to 74,941 from 69,799 the day before, the bulletin stated.

Posted By: Abhinav Gupta