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No night curfew in Delhi for now: Kejriwal government tells High Court

Amid a surge in the coronavirus cases in the national capital, AAP government on Thursday told the High Court that no night curfew would be imposed in Delhi, or parts of it, for now, to contain the spread of coronavirus.

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New Delhi Updated on: December 03, 2020 15:06 IST
No night curfew in Delhi or parts of it for now: AAP govt tells HC
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No night curfew in Delhi or parts of it for now: AAP govt tells HC

Amid a surge in the coronavirus cases in the national capital, AAP government on Thursday told the High Court that no night curfew would be imposed in Delhi, or parts of it, for now, to contain the spread of coronavirus.

The submission was made before a bench of Justices Hima Kohli and Subramonium Prasad in response to the court's query on November 26 as to whether night curfew would be imposed in Delhi to contain spread of COVID-19 infection, as has been done in some other states.

In a status report filed in court, the Delhi government, represented by senior advocate Sandeep Sethi and additional standing counsel Satyakam, has said that it has for now issued an order directing that status quo be maintained with regard to permitted and restricted activities in the city till December 31.

"Therefore, no new activity has been permitted/ allowed till December 31," the report said.

The Arvind Kejriwal-led government also informed the court that it has collected over ₹17 crore as fine against over 2 lakh challans issued in respect of COVID violations. Also, Delhi Police has so far collected fine of over ₹27 crore against over 5 lakh challans issued.

The court was hearing a PIL by advocate Rakesh Malhotra seeking an increase in the COVID-19 testing numbers in the national capital and getting speedy results.

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