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Delhi govt sealed 20 areas amidst rising COVID19 cases

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Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi

Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, on April 8, said that 20 areas in the city have been sealed to contain the spread of COVID-19. People from these areas will not be allowed to move in or out, he added.

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The 20 sealed areas, termed by the government of Delhi as containment zones include Markaz Masjid and Nizamuddin Basti; Nizamuddin West (G and D Block); the street near Malviya Nagar’s Gandhi Park; Shahajahanabad society in Dwarka Sector-11; and J, K , L and H pockets of Dilshad Garden among other places.

Talking about the supply of essential commodities, Sisodia said that people need not move out of their houses, the government will distribute the essential supplies in those areas. Further, Tanvi Garg, District Magistrate, New Delhi gave the directions to cordon off the Bengali Market area near Mandi House, on April 8. The direction came following three COVID-19 cases surfaced from the area.

The DM also directed the DCP to take action against the owner of the Bengali Pasty Shop, where around 35 people were found in “highly unhygienic conditions”, compromising social distance measures.

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“Three people have been tested positive near Bengali Market — a man who runs a sweet shop at the market, his son and their domestic help. They have been shifted out of the area,” an official said. Two of the workers who showed flu-like symptoms have been moved to quarantined facilities. The other workers were shifted to night shelters, added the official.

The government is taking stricter measures as 93 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Delhi, taking the total number to 669, as per daily health bulletin of Delhi government. The 93 new COVID-19 positive cases are people from a centre run by Tablighi Jamaat in Nizamuddin.

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