Delhi govt proposes curbs on weddings, sealing of markets to fight rising Covid-19 cases

Delhi govt proposes curbs on weddings, sealing of markets to fight rising Covid-19 cases

The Delhi government has rolled back its decision to allow the gathering of 200 people in marriage ceremonies in Delhi amid the increasing Covid-19 cases, restricting the number to 50 now.

The decision has been taken in the wake of Delhi's increasing spike in Covid-19 cases.

"When the Corona situation improved in Delhi a few weeks ago, the number of people attending a wedding was increased to 200, according to the Centre's guidelines. Now it's being withdrawn and only 50 people will be allowed. The decision has been sent for LG's approval," Kejriwal said.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also said in a press conference the Delhi government will send a proposal to seal markets if there is a massive violation of Covid safety norms.

"Since cases are rising in Delhi, we are sending a general proposal to Central Government, that if required, Delhi Govt can implement shutting down those markets for few days, where norms are not being followed and they are becoming a local Covid-19 hotspot," Arvind Kejriwal said.

"There are sufficient beds available in private and government hospitals but there is a crisis of ICU beds, the Centre is helping us with ICU beds to deal with the crisis," Arvind Kejriwal said.

"I am thankful to Central govt for helping Delhi people by increasing 750 ICU beds immediately. All governments and agencies have doubled their efforts to control Covid-19 but it can't be done till people take precautions. I appeal all to wear masks and follow social distancing," he said.