Delhi’s Punjabi Basti, Janta markets closed until November 30 as locals flout COVID norms


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Delhi’s Punjabi Basti, Janta markets closed until November 30 

Within the wake of rising coronavirus circumstances within the nationwide capital, the Delhi authorities on Sunday ordered the closure of Punjabi Basti and Janta markets in Nangloi space until November 30. The choice got here after the West District Catastrophe Administration Authority (DDMA) famous that the COVID-19 protocols of sporting masks, and sustaining social distancing had been being flouted in these locations.

Earlier on November 17, the Delhi authorities had warned that if wanted, markets flouting security protocols can be closed for a couple of days.

“Since circumstances are rising in Delhi, we’re sending a common proposal to the central authorities that if required, the Delhi authorities may shut these markets, the place norms aren’t being adopted, for few days as these locations have gotten native COVID-19 hotspots,” Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had mentioned throughout a digital press convention on November 17.

Commenting on the closure of markets, Extra District Justice of the Peace Dharmendra Kumar of DDMA West, in an order mentioned, “It has come to the discover of West District Catastrophe Administration Authority that directives issued by the Delhi authorities with regard to sporting of masks, sustaining social distancing are being flouted in Punjabi Basti and Janta markets, Nangloi. Within the general public curiosity, it’s hereby ordered to shut these markets until November 30, 2020.”

For the final three days, Delhi has been reporting over 100 deaths as a result of COVID-19, with 121 fatalities within the final 24 hours.

As many as 6,746 new COVID-19 circumstances had been reported from Delhi within the final 24 hours, taking the entire variety of circumstances within the nationwide capital to five,29,863, the Well being Division mentioned on Sunday.

The whole determine contains four,81,260 recoveries and 40,212 lively circumstances.

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