No Market-Lockdown For Now, Says Delhi Government In All-Party Meet

High footfall areas will be subject to restrictions, though.

In the all-party meet convened by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, several rules including fines for not wearing masks were agreed upon, though a complete market-lockdown will not be imposed

Raghav N

November 20, 2020

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In the wake of the untameable third wave of Coronavirus in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal convened an all party meet to discuss the situation yesterday. While rumours of another lockdown in the national capital are rife, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia stated earlier in the day that the government has no plans to impose a complete lockdown.

However, the region may be subjected to certain restrictions in high footfall areas like markets in order to contain the rising infections. He further added that closing Delhi is not a long-term resolve to control the contagion and the same can be done effectively with proper health measures in place. This was seconded by the CM in the meeting too.

The post-festive season has been disastrous in terms of the COVID19 spread for Delhiites. With the city recording over 5 lakh cases till now, a shocking 131 deaths were reported in just a single day on 18 November (Wednesday).

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and his team are also actively working with the Delhi administration to improve the morbid plight of the city. 10 teams of doctors and health workers have deployed to go to multiple hospitals and check the facilities and patient handling. Apart from this, 660 ICU beds will be added across the medical institutes in the region. Shah also called for paramilitary medical staff to be airlifted to Delhi to temporarily replace overworked doctors and staff wherever required.

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