No lockdown planned in Delhi, says Manish Sisodia
Delhi government has only asked for an exemption from Home Ministry rules to reduce crowding at markets," said Sisodia
The Delhi Government clarifies that it shall not impose lockdown in Delhi even though the number of coronavirus cases is rising at an alarming rate. Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday, November 17, said that there is no plan for a lockdown or a “mini-lockdown” in Delhi.
Manish Sisodia also clarified that due to overcrowding of markets amid the festivals might have caused a spike in the number of coronavirus cases. As the festival season ends, the number of cases is also expected to decrease.
“Delhi government has only asked for an exemption from Home Ministry rules to reduce crowding at markets,” Sisodia further said, adding that the government will take measures to reduce crowds at markets in order to curb the spread of coronavirus.
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Earlier on Tuesday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah chaired an emergency meeting to evaluate the causes of the sudden increase in coronavirus cases. The meeting was also attended by Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Post-meeting with Amit Shah, CM Arvind Kejriwal made a major announcement when he said that his government is evaluating options to shut down several crowded markets in the city to restrict people’s gathering. Kejriwal also said that his government has sent a proposal to the Centre in this regard.