Delhi: Once again due to coronavirus in Delhi, the buzz of lockdown is being heard. Kejriwal government has also came into full action mode to overcome the spreading of coronavirus.
On Tuesday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the government has decided to withdraw the waiver given in marriages and gatherings. A proposal has been sent this morning to LG Anil Baijal, who is also the chairman of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority, to accept 50 people for marriage instead of 200. Hopefully it will be approved soon.
Along with this, the Chief Minister said that “a proposal to do a small-scale lockdown in the markets has been sent to the Central Government for approval to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in Delhi.
If the government feels that the market can become a local coronavirus hot spot, then as a precaution, you can close the market for some time.”
Kejriwal said that “when the status of Covid-19 in Delhi improved a few weeks ago, the number of guests attending weddings and gatherings was increased from 50 to 200, but now the government has withdrawn this order.”
He further said that during Diwali we had seen huge crowds in all the markets of the city and in some of them a large number of people were found neither wearing masks nor following social distancing. This caused the coronavirus to spread rapidly. Even though the markets are now expected to be less congested, we will send a proposal to the Central Government seeking permission to temporarily close the markets where there are violation of social distancing and Covid-19 rules or as potential hotspots.
Kejriwal said that “All governments and agencies are making double efforts to control the coronavirus, but it will not be successful unless you people take precautions. The appeal to all of you is to wear a mask for the health of your family and follow social distancing. Coronavirus does not discriminate between rich and poor and it can happen to anyone.”
He pointed out that under the current guidelines of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), states require the approval of the Center to impose restrictions such as local lockdown.
Kejriwal on Tuesday lauded the central government’s cooperation to raise ICU beds in Delhi’s fight against Covid-19. He said that there are enough beds in Delhi. Although ICU beds have a crisis. “I thank the Central Government for the timely cooperation and assurance of providing 750 ICU beds.”