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Updated Wed, 18 Nov 2020 02:01 AM IST
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However, a day earlier, Health Minister Satyendra Jain dismissed the speculation of a lockdown in Delhi again.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal told the media on Tuesday that some markets witnessed huge crowds during Diwali. In these markets people neither wore masks nor social distancing was followed. Because of this, the corona spread rapidly.
In such a situation, the Delhi government has made a proposal and sent it to the central government. In fact, the central government had said in its guidelines last time that any state government will have to seek permission from the center to impose lockdown at local or small level.
The Chief Minister hoped that after the end of Diwali, there will be less congestion in the markets and there will be no need to impose lockdown locally. However, the government will try the shutdown option if needed. For this, it will be seen whether the directions of social distancing and wearing masks are being followed in the market and whether the area is becoming a Corona hotspot.
If this ignorance is found anywhere, then that market can be closed for a few days as a precaution. He said, this option will be implemented to overcome the corona as soon as the permission is received from the central government.
Now even 50 people will be involved in marriage, not just 200
The Chief Minister said that instead of 200, only 50 people will be allowed to attend weddings. Its proposal has been sent to the Lieutenant Governor for approval. The state government had increased the number of people attending weddings from 50 to 200 in view of the central directives when Corona's condition improved in Delhi a few weeks ago. But in view of the increasing cases of Corona, it has been decided to withdraw this order.