The Delhi government on Friday, 10 April, increased the number of containment zones to 30, with the addition of six new areas. These areas include Nabi Karim, GTB Enclave (E Pocket), street number 18 to 22 of Zakir Nagar and nearby area of Abu Bakar Masjid.
Earlier in the week, the government has sealed 20 COVID-19 hotspots in the national capital to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced.
Talking to reporters after a high-level meeting, he said, "Nobody will be allowed to enter or exit from these areas. The government will ensure delivery of essential items in the areas that have been sealed."
According toaDelhi government, as quoted by ANI, the hotspots identified to be sealed are:
- House no. 141-180, Gali No. 14, Kalyan Puri
- Mansara Apartment, Vasundhra Enclave
- 3 Galis of Khichripur
- Vardhman Apartments
- Gali No 9, Pandav Nagar
- Mayurdhwaj Apartments
- Gali No. 4 from House No. J-3/115 to J-3/108, Krishan Kunj Extension
- Gali No. 4 from House No. J-3/101 to J-3/107, Krishan Kunj Extension
- Entire affected street near Gandhi Park, Malviya Nagar
- Entire affected street of Gali No 6, L-1 Sangam Vihar
- Shahajahanabad Society, Plot No 1, Sector 11, Dwarka
- Markaz Masjid & Nizamuddin Basti
- Nizamuddin West (G&D Block) areas
- B Block Jahangir Puri
- Gali No 5, A Block (from House No. A-176 to A-189), West Vinod Nagar
- J, K, L & H Pockets, Dilshad Garden
- G, H & J Blocks old Seemapuri
- F- 70 to 90 block Dilshad Colony
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also held a meeting with ministers and top officials to discuss measures to contain the COVID-19 spread.
The Delhi government made it compulsory for people to wear face masks when stepping outdoors to combat the coronavirus spread.
Announcing the decision after a high-level meeting, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, "Wearing of facial masks can reduce the spread of coronavirus substantially. Therefore, it has been decided that facial masks will be compulsory for anyone stepping out of their house. Cloth mask shall be eligible too."
Wearing of facial masks can reduce the spread of corona virus substantially. Therefore, it has been decided that facial masks will be compulsory for anyone stepping out of their house. Cloth mask shall be eligible too.— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 8, 2020
The meeting to discuss measures to contain the COVID-19 spread was attended by ministers and top officials of Delhi.
The chief minister said that all government departments have been directed to stop all expenditures except salary, adding that they will have to cut expenses drastically considering the current revenue status.
As on Tuesday, 7 April, the total number of coronavirus cases in the national capital rose to 576, with 51 fresh cases and two deaths being reported in a day, according to the Delhi Health Department.
(With inputs from PTI.)
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