No lockdown in Delhi, however restrictions at busy locations: Well being Minister Satyendra Jain

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No lockdown in Delhi, however restrictions at busy locations: Well being Minister Satyendra Jain

Amid rising coronavirus COVID-19 circumstances in Delhi, Well being Minister Satyendra Jain on Wednesday stated that there shall be no lockdown within the nationwide. Nevertheless, there shall be native restrictions in buys locations. The well being minister additionally added that most checks are being performed throughout the nationwide capital.

“There will be no lockdown however there may be native restrictions at some busy locations. Most checks are being performed which we’ll additional enhance. The virus can simply unfold as a result of giant gatherings throughout Chhath Pooja therefore the restrictions,” stated Delhi Well being Minister Satyendra Jain.

This growth comes a day after Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia stated that there is no such thing as a plan for a lockdown or a “mini-lockdown” within the nationwide capital.

“Delhi authorities has solely requested for an exemption from House Ministry guidelines to scale back crowding at markets,”

Sisodia stated, including that the federal government will take measures to scale back crowds at markets as a way to curb the unfold of coronavirus.

Earlier, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday sought energy from the Centre to impose lockdown in these market areas which can emerge as COVID-19 hotspots.

“We’re sending a proposal to the Centre to present energy to the Delhi authorities to impose lockdown in market areas which can emerge as COVID-19 hotspots,” the chief minister stated. Delhi can also be decreasing the variety of individuals allowed for public gatherings again to 50.

Delhi recorded 6,396 contemporary COVID-19 circumstances on Tuesday, taking the an infection tally within the nationwide capital to over four.95 lakh, at the same time as 99 new fatalities pushed the toll to 7,812, authorities stated.

These contemporary circumstances got here out of the 49,031 checks performed the day before today, whereas the positivity charge stood at 13.04 per cent amid the festive season and rising air pollution within the metropolis, in line with the most recent bulletin issued by the Delhi well being division.

Ninety-nine fatalities have been recorded, pushing the toll within the nationwide capital to 7,812. The energetic circumstances tally on Tuesday rise to 42,zero04 from 40,128, the day before today. The best single-day spike of 8593 circumstances until date right here was recorded on November 11 when 85 fatalities have been recorded.

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