New Delhi imposes curfew to curb infections

A curfew has been imposed in the Indian capital of New Delhi in an attempt to stem a surge in coronavirus infections.

India has been experiencing another wave of infections since late February. Health authorities reported more than 100,000 new cases in the country on Monday. That's a record high.

New Delhi officials reported more than 4,000 new cases in the city on the same day. The figure has doubled in the past week.

The local government announced that outings will be restricted from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. until April 30.

Healthcare workers are among those who are exempt from the restrictions.

It is the first time since March of last year that the capital has imposed a curfew to prevent coronavirus infections.

Some of the city's vaccination venues will remain open 24 hours to speed up inoculations as the city steps up its anti-coronavirus measures.