Coronavirus: Currently there will be no relief from lock-down in Delhi, says Arvind Kejriwal

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NDMC secretary Amit Singla said, “Spitting or urinating in the open will be prohibited to prevent viruses from spreading. Violator will be fined Rs 1,000.

New Delhi: The Delhi government has decided that it will not provide relief in the ongoing lock-down as at present the spread of corona virus infection in the national capital has not stopped. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal gave this information on Sunday. Addressing the video conferencing, Kejriwal said that the government will assess the situation again after a week.

He said that after the virus started spreading, the control areas have been increased but assured that the situation is under control. He said, ‘There have been cases where Covid-19 has been confirmed in those people in which the symptoms were not seen.’

The Chief Minister termed the Tablighi Jamaat Markaz program as the cause of the spread of the virus and said that Delhi has 12 percent of the total cases reported from all over the country. Kejriwal said that 1,893 cases of corona virus have been reported in the city so far.

At the same time, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has said that those who are seen spitting or urinating in public places will have to pay a fine of Rs 1,000. This step has been taken to prevent the outbreak of Corona virus.

The order came in compliance with a directive issued three days ago by the Ministry of Home Affairs under which spitting in public places has been made a punishable offense. NDMC Secretary Amit Singla said, “While ensuring strict compliance with the instructions to stop the spread of corona viruses, it is being directed that spitting or urinating in public places will be prohibited.” The person who violates will be fined Rs 1,000. ‘

The order of the Ministry of Home Affairs also said that there will be a complete ban on the sale of alcohol, gutkha, tobacco during the period of shutdown and spitting will be strictly prohibited and penalty will be imposed.

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