New Delhi: Night curfew imposed in Delhi from 10 pm to 5 am with immediate effect till 30th April, in the wake of Covid-19 situation, said Delhi Government on Tuesday.

Residents are not allowed to come out of their house from 10 pm to 5 am.

The decision came amid rising number of cases in the city. On Monday, Delhi reported 3,548 cases and 15 deaths, as the city saw its tally rise by over 3,000 cases for the fourth consecutive day.

The Delhi night curfew announcement comes after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal decided to impose the restrictions following a detailed discussion with senior state government functionaries earlier in the day -- a move to curb the increasing menace of the pandemic which so far has infected 3,548 people in 15 days.

Kejriwal on Friday had said that the national capital was going through the fourth wave of Covid-19. However, so far no decision has been taken to impose lockdown in the city by the government.

The national capital on Monday reported 3,548 new Covid-19 cases, taking its overall tally to 6,79,962, while its test positivity rate stood at 5.54%, according to the health bulletin released by Delhi government.

This is the fourth consecutive day that Delhi reported more than 3,500 new cases.

Arvind Kejriwal has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to relax the norms for opening vaccination centres and lift the age criterion for getting inoculated. He reiterated that the Delhi government can vaccinate all the residents of the city within three months if the necessary permissions are granted by the Centre.

Meanwhile, India reported more than 96,982 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, informed the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday.