NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): The Delhi government on Sunday decided to extend the ongoing lockdown by another week in the wake of the prevailing Covid-19 situation in the city till 17 May.
As the national capital enters into an extended period of lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Sunday said its services on all lines will remain suspended from Monday till 5 am on May 17.
The DMRC statement came after the city government extended the ongoing lockdown for another week.
According to the DMRC statement, In the wake of revised guidelines issued today by the Govt. of NCT of Delhi, on the extension of Curfew in Delhi for the containment of Covid-19, the Delhi Metro services on all its Lines shall also remain suspended for passenger/essential services from 10 May till 5:00 AM of 17 May.
Dining-in at restaurants will remain prohibited, shopping malls will continue to be shut and employees of businesses outside of essential services will be required to keep working from home.
Marriages can only be held at home or court with not more than 20 people, according to an order issued by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA).
“There will be a complete prohibition on marriage ceremonies at public places, banquet halls, hotels and similar places during the period,” it said.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said although COVID-19 cases and positivity rate have come down over the last few days, but any leniency would squander the gains achieved so far in the current wave of the pandemic.