COVID-19 Pandemic: CM Kejriwal seals 20 hotspots in Delhi
The new coronavirus pandemic has spread across 184 countries across the Globe, India being one of them. Today is the fifteenth day of India’s 21-day lockdown and the count has grown bigger. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India today stands at 5,274.
The Delhi government has sealed 20 COVID-19 hotspots in the national capital to combat the spread of the novel virus. The move comes hours after the Uttar Pradesh government decided to seal decided to completely seal hotspots in 15 districts of the state to avoid further spread of Coronavirus.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced that the government has identified as many as 20 Coronavirus hotspots in the national capital. They will be completely sealed off with no one allowed to enter or exit from these areas. The area and the houses in it are to be sanitized properly. So far, several pockets in the city have been declared containment zones. They are parts of Nizamuddin, Dilshad Garden, Vasundhara Enclave, Kalyanpuri, Pandav Nagar, Krishan Kunj, Khichripur, Malviya Nagar, Sangam Vihar, and Patparganj.
One more area in Delhi has been included in the list and it is the popular Bengali Market after three people tested positive. There is no immediate clarification as to when this sealing period will end.
Delhi government has also made wearing facial masks compulsory before stepping out. They added that strict action will be taken against those found not wearing masks and moving outside their houses.
The total number of coronavirus cases in the national capital on Wednesday mounted to 669, with 93 fresh cases reported in a day, according to the Delhi Health Department.