• Home
  • National News
  • Delhi Govt Seals 20 Virus Hotspots, Makes Face Masks Compulsory in Public as Cases Near 700-mark
Delhi Govt Seals 20 Virus Hotspots, Makes Face Masks Compulsory in Public as Cases Near 700-mark
National  
news18

The total number of cases in the national capital mounted to 669, with 93 fresh cases reported in a day, according to the Delhi Health Department.

 

New Delhi: The Delhi government on Wednesday announced sealing of 20 coronavirus hotspots comprising small pockets of settlements and apartment complexes, and made it compulsory for people to wear face masks when stepping outdoors to contain the spread of the virus.
 
As the national capital reported 93 new cases taking the total number of infections to 669, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal held an emergency meeting with senior ministers and top officials of the Delhi government on Wednesday evening and took a series of decisions to check the spread of the virus.
 
After the meeting via video-conferencing, Kejriwal in a tweet said: "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."
 
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who attended the meeting, said strict action would be taken against those not wearing masks while stepping out of their houses. He also announced the decision to seal the 20 hotspots.
 
"Nobody will be allowed to enter or exit from these areas, and the government will ensure delivery of essential items there," he said.
 
The 20 hotspots include parts of Sangam Vihar, Malviya Nagar and Jahangir Puri that have been notified as "containment areas".
 
Government sources said some more areas are likely to be sealed on Thursday and that the measure will remain in force till the situation improves.
 
The New Delhi district administration has also identified Bengali Market as a "containment zone".
 
After the meeting, Kejriwal also said all government departments have been directed to stop all expenditures except salary, adding they will have to cut expenses drastically considering the current revenue status.
 
The total number of cases in the national capital on Wednesday mounted to 669, with 93 fresh cases reported in a day, according to the Delhi Health Department. The total cases include 426 people who took part in the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Nizamuddin area in March, they said.
 
According to the health bulletin, 93 people from Markaz who had been kept at quarantine facilities have tested positive. Around, 2,500 people from Markaz have been kept in quarantine facilities, said a senior official.

 

Here's a list of the areas that have been sealed:
 
The 20 hotspots are:
 
1. Entire affected street near Gandhi Park, Malviya Nagar
 
2. Entire affected street of Gali No 6, L 1 Sangam Vihar
 
3 Shahajahanabad society, Plot no 1, Sector 11, Dwarka
 
4. Dinpur Village
 
5. Markaz Masjid and Nizamuddin Basti
 
6. Nizamuddin West (G and D block) areas
 
7.B Block Jahangirpuri
 
8. H. No 141 to H. No 180, Gali no. 14, Kalyanpuri
 
9. Mansara Appartments , Vasundhara Enclave
 
10. 3 Galis of Khichirpur including Gali containing H. No. 5/387 Khichirpur
 
11. Gali No 9, Pandav Nagar
 
12. Vardhaman Appartments, Mayur Vihar Phase I, Extension
 
13. Mayurdhwaj Appartments, IP Extension, Patparganj
 
14. Gali no. 4, from H. No. J-3/115 (Nagar Dairy) to H. No. J-3/108 (towards Anar wali Masjid Chowk), Kishan Kunj Extension
 
15. Gali No. 4, from H. No J- 3/101 to H. No. J- 3/107 Krishan Kunj Extension
 
16. Gali No. 5, A Block (From H No. A-176 to A-189), West Vinod Nagar
 
17. J&K, L and H pockets, Dilshad Garden
 
18. G, H, J, Blocks, Old Seemapuri
 
19. F-70 to 90 block, Dilshad Colony
 
20. Pratap Khand, Jhilmil Colony.
 

 
 


 
 


 
More in National
Bodies From the Sky: CCTV Captures Horror as Plane Crashes Into Buildi...

The alleyway at the centre of the crash was littered with debris from pieces of the plane's cabin along with personal goods from luggage, which were scattered a...

Recently posted . 15 views

Train Carrying Migrants From Maharashtra to UP Ends up in Odisha, Rail...

The migrant workers said they were informed that the train’s driver had lost his way because of some mix-up.  

Recently posted . 17 views

Manisha Koirala brings in China to support new Nepal map. Governor Swa...

Manisha Koirala was censured on Twitter after she tweeted in support of Nepal amid its border dispute with India.  

Recently posted . 17 views

राजीव गांधी के वो 5 बड़े योगदान, जिनसे बदल गया हिंदुस्तान

-- राजीव गांधी ने अर्थव्यवस्था के सेक्टर्स को खोला. -- 1988 में की गई उनकी चीन यात्रा ऐतिहासिक थी. ...

Recently posted . 19 views

A quick comparison of India’s Richest Man and Pakistan’s Richest Man

There is no doubt that India and Pakistan have produced notable billionaires even as family businesses have passed down from generation to generation. However, Indi...

Recently posted . 26 views

First day at New Delhi railway station: Long queues and Aarogya Setu

Outside the New Delhi Railway station on Tuesday, there was a steady flow of passengers — students, migrants and professionals from within and outside Delhi &...

1 week ago . 48 views

 
 
 

Prashnavali

Thought of the day

“Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.”
Anonymous