Amid the spike in COVID-19 cases in the national capital, Delhi, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is mulling to shut down markets if there is a massive violation of COVID-19 safety norms. Addressing a press conference today CM Kejriwal said that his government will send a proposal in this regard to the Centre.
The Chief Minister said, “Will send a proposal to the central government for permission to close markets that have the potential of becoming COVID-19 hotspots.”
Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government has sent a proposal to Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal to roll back its decision to allow the gathering of 200 people in marriage ceremonies and restricted the number to 50 now. Kejriwal said that the Delhi government, Centre, and all agencies making “double efforts” to control COVID-19 situation in the national capital.
CM Kejriwal said, “I appeal to Delhiites with folded hands to wear masks and follow social distancing norms.”
With Delhi witnessing a fresh spike in the number of the COVID-19 cases, the Centre on Sunday; announced a slew of steps, including making available; 300 additional ICU beds, doubling the number of daily PCR tests, and a house-to-house survey; in the national capital. The announcement came after an emergency meeting attended by Shah; and Kejriwal.
The home minister emphasised that the entire set of containment measures; instituted earlier should be reviewed continuously; so that there are no gaps in implementation.
The COVID-19 cases in the country are worsening day-by-day; and then the surge in infections are at peak. The festivity season in the nation made the situation more difficult to handle as a huge crowd; was seen all over the market area of the capital and around the whole nation.