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DDMA Exempts Journalists From Carrying E-passes During Night Curfew

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The DDMA, in a "partial modification" of its earlier order, on Thursday exempted mediapersons from the need to carry e-passes during night curfew hours. The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) in its April 6 order imposed curfew from 10 pm to 5 am, everyday till the end of the month, in view of a surge in COVID-19 cases.

New Delhi, Apr 8: The DDMA, in a “partial modification” of its earlier order, on Thursday exempted mediapersons from the need to carry e-passes during night curfew hours. The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) in its April 6 order imposed curfew from 10 pm to 5 am, everyday till the end of the month, in view of a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Print and electronic mediapersons along with some other categories were required to apply for e-passes to be able to venture out during curfew hours. Now, the mediapersons will need to carry their identity cards instead of e-passes, said a DDMA order issued by Vijay Dev, chief secretary amd chairperson of executive committee.

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first published:April 09, 2021, 00:48 IST