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Stricter measures to be enforced to deal with Covid-19 in Delhi, demand for re-lockdown

Delhi government has sent a proposal to the central government seeking permission for a limited lockdown

New Delhi: The Kejriwal government is preparing to take strict steps to tackle the rising outbreak of Coronavirus in the national capital. Some areas are being considered for imposing re-lockdown and limiting the number of participants in wedding ceremonies to 50.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal indicated this on Tuesday talking to the mediapersons that the state government has sent a proposal to the central government seeking permission for the re-lockdown on a limited scale.

If the proposal is approved, lockdown may be reimposed in areas with more cases of infection. The Chief Minister said that in some markets, there has been a lot of carelessness observed during the Diwali festival.

He further said that the people coming to the market neither wore masks nor did they follow physical distance. He stated that the markets should be brought under lockdown for a limited time if people do not follow the principles of mask and physical distance and that the area becomes a hot spot for the Coronavirus. This type of proposal is being sent to the center.

About 200 guests were allowed to attend the wedding, but, in view of the growing Coronavirus cases, a proposal has been sent to the lieutenant governor to limit the number to as low as 50.

Health Minister denies imposing lockdown again

Significantly, Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain yesterday said that there is no intention of putting a lockdown again. Mr. Arvind Kejriwal said that the number of guests at weddings will increase from 50 to 200 with the normalization of coronavirus.

He said the number of beds in government and private hospitals is adequate, but there is a shortage of beds with ICUs for which the central government has provided assistance. He said all governments “are working together to prevent the risk of Covid-19, but people need to be careful.

‘A large number of people are walking around without masks. I appeal to them to please wear masks and follow the physical distance,’ he added. In a high-level meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday, it was decided to provide 750 ICU beds to the Delhi government.

Within Delhi, the Coronavirus is becoming more dangerous in the month of November. The death toll from the Coronavirus has risen sharply with new victims. In the last 24 hours, 99 people have died in Delhi, more than the daily average of Maharashtra, the country’s worst state. So far in November, more than 1,100 people have died of Coronavirus in Delhi.

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