Sultanpuri vegetable market in Delhi shut for violation of Covid guidelines

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New Delhi, Jul 13 (PTI) The Delhi government on Tuesday ordered the closure of the Sultanpuri vegetable market in the city for violation of COVID-19 guidelines, officials said here.

According to the order issued by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), the Sabzi Mandi located at P-2 block in Sultanpuri will remain closed till July 16 (Friday).

Rohini Sub-Divisional Magistrate Meena Tyagi said a surprise inspection conducted at the market on Monday found 'gross violation' of COVID-19 norms.

'In view of the above violations of Covid-appropriate behaviour and Covid norms and to prevent Sabzi Mandi located at P-2 block Sultanpuri from becoming a super spreader of Covid, the said Sabzi Mandi is ordered to be closed with immediate effect till July 16, 2021,' the order said.

Delhi was under a complete lockdown from April 19 to May 30, following which the capital saw a phased unlock process. Markets were, however, allowed to reopen only from June 7 onwards. PTI AKM IJT IJT

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