Photos: After Maharashtra, Delhi imposes night curfew amid rising Covid-19 cases

  • Delhi on April 6 imposed an immediate night curfew till April 30, one day after the nation posted a record coronavirus surge, with Maharashtra also introducing fresh restrictions on non-essential businesses. Alarm has grown since India passed more than 100,000 new cases in a single day for the first time on April 4.
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Delhi Police manning a checkpost at South Extension after a fresh night curfew was imposed by the Delhi Government on April 6. The Delhi government clamped a curfew on movement and assembly of people between 10pm and 5am every day until April 30, in an attempt to arrest spiking Covid-19 infections, mirroring similar restrictions in other major cities such as Mumbai.(Amal KS / HT Photo)

Delhi Police manning a checkpost at South Extension after a fresh night curfew was imposed by the Delhi Government on April 6. The Delhi government clamped a curfew on movement and assembly of people between 10pm and 5am every day until April 30, in an attempt to arrest spiking Covid-19 infections, mirroring similar restrictions in other major cities such as Mumbai.(Amal KS / HT Photo)

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Police personnel walking past a deserted Gateway of India in Mumbai on April 6. In Maharashtra, which is contributing roughly half of all cases in India, authorities have imposed a night and weekend curfew, ordered non-essentials businesses to shut down, and asked most offices to switch to remote working.(ANI)

Police personnel walking past a deserted Gateway of India in Mumbai on April 6. In Maharashtra, which is contributing roughly half of all cases in India, authorities have imposed a night and weekend curfew, ordered non-essentials businesses to shut down, and asked most offices to switch to remote working.(ANI)

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A health worker in PPE tests samples collected for Covid-19 detection from travellers at Vashi Railway Station in Navi Mumbai on April 7. India set another record for daily cases of Covid-19, with 115,320 new infections reported across the country on April 6 — the second time in three days that the country broke previous single-day case records.(Bachchan Kumar / HT Photo)

A health worker in PPE tests samples collected for Covid-19 detection from travellers at Vashi Railway Station in Navi Mumbai on April 7. India set another record for daily cases of Covid-19, with 115,320 new infections reported across the country on April 6 — the second time in three days that the country broke previous single-day case records.(Bachchan Kumar / HT Photo)

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Passengers with luggage outside Lokmanya Tilak Terminus railway complex to catch a train amidst rising Covid-19 cases in Mumbai on April 6. By afternoon on the first day of the new Covid-19 restrictions, a majority of Mumbai wore a deserted look as shops closed down and most people left the streets, HT reported.(Indranil Mukherjee / AFP)

Passengers with luggage outside Lokmanya Tilak Terminus railway complex to catch a train amidst rising Covid-19 cases in Mumbai on April 6. By afternoon on the first day of the new Covid-19 restrictions, a majority of Mumbai wore a deserted look as shops closed down and most people left the streets, HT reported.(Indranil Mukherjee / AFP)

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Civil Defence volunteers patrolling Connaught Place and making announcements of a night curfew coming into effect in New Delhi on April 6. Night curfews are among the most common non-pharmaceutical interventions used by governments to check the pandemic in Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra.(Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

Civil Defence volunteers patrolling Connaught Place and making announcements of a night curfew coming into effect in New Delhi on April 6. Night curfews are among the most common non-pharmaceutical interventions used by governments to check the pandemic in Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra.(Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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People visiting Jama Masjid, with many not wearing face masks, in New Delhi on April 6. The night curfew is the first restriction imposed by the government in the Capital, where the rate of new cases has jumped 130% in just the past week.(Amal KS / Hindustan Times)

People visiting Jama Masjid, with many not wearing face masks, in New Delhi on April 6. The night curfew is the first restriction imposed by the government in the Capital, where the rate of new cases has jumped 130% in just the past week.(Amal KS / Hindustan Times)

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Karol Bagh Market in New Delhi, emptied out during a night curfew in response to rising Covid-19 cases on April 6, when the city recorded 5,100 cases and 17 deaths, the highest since November 27.(Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

Karol Bagh Market in New Delhi, emptied out during a night curfew in response to rising Covid-19 cases on April 6, when the city recorded 5,100 cases and 17 deaths, the highest since November 27.(Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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A Delhi Police personnel checking a commuter for valid documents at South Extension in New Delhi during the night curfew on April 6. The Delhi government's order says employees of private companies and those involved in essential services will have to get e-passes for travelling within the city during the curfew. However, anyone with a medical emergency will be exempted.(Amal KS / HT Photo)

A Delhi Police personnel checking a commuter for valid documents at South Extension in New Delhi during the night curfew on April 6. The Delhi government's order says employees of private companies and those involved in essential services will have to get e-passes for travelling within the city during the curfew. However, anyone with a medical emergency will be exempted.(Amal KS / HT Photo)

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Thin vehicular traffic on Tilak Marg during the night curfew in New Delhi on April 6. Government officials, essential workers, those travelling to and from airports, railway stations, interstate bus terminals, Covid-19 vaccination centres or hospitals will be exempt from the curfew. All restaurants, markets, wedding halls, pubs and commercial establishments will have to now close by 10pm(Arvind Yadav / HT Photo)

Thin vehicular traffic on Tilak Marg during the night curfew in New Delhi on April 6. Government officials, essential workers, those travelling to and from airports, railway stations, interstate bus terminals, Covid-19 vaccination centres or hospitals will be exempt from the curfew. All restaurants, markets, wedding halls, pubs and commercial establishments will have to now close by 10pm(Arvind Yadav / HT Photo)

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A notice outside a shopping mall announcing closure in light of new Covid-19 curbs till April 30 in Thane, on April 6. Across Maharashtra, traders resorted to sloganeering and protesting against the new curbs citing impact to business. Wholesale markets across the state however had announced the closure and many even closed their main shutters.(Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)

A notice outside a shopping mall announcing closure in light of new Covid-19 curbs till April 30 in Thane, on April 6. Across Maharashtra, traders resorted to sloganeering and protesting against the new curbs citing impact to business. Wholesale markets across the state however had announced the closure and many even closed their main shutters.(Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)

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