Mumbai: Coronavirus cases are on the rise in the national capital, with the Delhi government sending a proposal to the Center that if needed, markets flouting safety protocols and emerging as COVID-19 hotspots, be closed for a few days, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday.
“Since the cases are increasing in Delhi, we are sending a general proposal to the Central Government, that if necessary, Delhi Government can close those markets for a few days, where the norms are not being followed and these market places are becoming a local COVID-19 hotspot,” Kejriwal said during a virtual press conference.
Kejriwal also said that the decision to allow 200 people to attend weddings and other functions in Delhi would now be withdrawn and a request for the same has been sent for the approval of the Lieutenant Governor.
“When the situation in COVID-19 in Delhi improved a few weeks ago, the number of people attending weddings rose to 200 as per the Centre’s guidelines. It is now being withdrawn and only 50 people are allowed to attend such gatherings. The decision has been sent for LG’s approval,” CM said
This comes after the days when local markets were seen here amidst Diwali festivals. The national capital has seen a significant increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, with 40,128 active cases. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), there were 4,41,361 recoveries and 7,713 deaths in the city on Tuesday due to the pathogen.