New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced a lockdown in the capital Delhi from tomorrow (i.e 23rd March to 31st March) in view of the challenges of the coronavirus threat. During this time, any private bus, auto, e-rickshaw, public transport services will be banned during the lockdown.
Grocery stores, bakery, hospital, medical store, petrol pump and other establishments providing essential service will continue to function during the lockdown period in #Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal #CoronavirusPandemic https://t.co/97fKMzICW5
— ANI (@ANI) March 22, 2020
Only those engaged in essential services will be able to walk
Only 25 percent of DTP buses will run in Delhi, in which people engaged in essential services will be allowed to run. Kejriwal said that during the lockdown in Delhi, no documents will be sought from those who say that they are going to buy or sell essential items.
Ban on domestic flights due to coronavirus
During the lockdown, all domestic flights will be banned in Delhi from 6 am on Monday. Kejriwal said that we have decided that Delhi will be locked down tomorrow from 6 am to midnight on 31 March. He said that so far 72 cases of Coronavirus have been reported in Delhi, out of which 6 were due to infection, while 21 had traveled abroad.
No public transport services including private buses, autos, e-rickshaws will be allowed during the lockdown period in #Delhi. 25 per cent of the DTC bus fleet will continue to ply on roads of Delhi to carry people involved in essential services: CM Arvind Kejriwal #Coronavirus https://t.co/y7BDkaEody
— ANI (@ANI) March 22, 2020
Religious places also closed
The Delhi CM said that all religious places will remain closed during the lockdown. He said that the bank would do the same work as before and the banks would remain open during the lockdown. He appealed to the people of the state to cooperate in dealing with this situation. CM said that people should take care of themselves and do whatever is necessary for rescue.
Arvind Kejriwal said that petrol pumps will be open. Along with this, LPG station will also be open. He said that the restaurants will remain closed, but the home delivery service will continue. He said that during this time the warehouses of Delhi and all the weekly markets would be closed. The CM said that the offices connected with everyday needs will remain open. The Electricity and Water Department will continue to function as before.
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