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COVID-19 Cases On Rise, Delhi CM Kejriwal Mulls For Local Lockdown In Markets

Kejriwal said that Delhi government, the Centre and all agencies are making double efforts to control the situation of Covid-19 in the national capital.

 

New Delhi| Delhi Chief Minister Satyendra Jain has clarified that there will no longer be a lockdown in the national capital. He said that there is no need to put a lockdown in Delhi again. He said that local restrictions would be imposed in some busy areas. Jain said that more and more covid tests are being done and their number will be increased further.

He said, “During Chhath Puja, there will be a huge crowd, due to which the virus can easily spread to each other. Hence the need to impose restrictions.”

CM asked the centre to allow the lockdown

In fact, amid growing cases of Coronavirus infection in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday sought the Central Government’s authority to impose lockdowns in market areas that could become ‘hotspots’ of Covid-19. The Chief Minister said, “We are sending a proposal to the Central Government to give the Delhi government the power to impose lockdowns in market areas, which can become hotspots of Covid-19”.

He said that during the Diwali festival, it was seen that many people were not wearing masks and they were not following proper Social distancing law due to which the coronavirus infection spread very fast. Earlier in the day, the Delhi government used the word ‘local lockdown’ in its press release but later it was revised to ‘shutdown’.

Kejriwal said that Delhi government, the Centre and all agencies are making double efforts to control the situation of Covid-19 in the national capital. Meanwhile, authorities have devised other strategies, including increasing ICU beds in hospitals, increasing test capacity to one to 1.2 lakh and deploying surveillance teams at high-risk locations.

Precaution in NCR

In view of the increasing cases in the capital, other cities of NCR have also started taking precautionary measures. Noida administration is conducting random rapid testing of people going to Noida on DND flyover, Chilla border.

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