Kejriwal govt bans gathering of more than 5, says will lockdown Delhi if required

Kejriwal govt bans gathering of more than 5, says will lockdown Delhi if required

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the government has decided to ban all gatherings of more than five people in the national capital. Earlier, the ban was for a gathering of more than 20 people.

In a statement, Arvind Kejriwal said, "I appeal to all of you to discontinue your morning walks for some time and stay at home. We are not doing a lockdown currently but we might in future, if necessary, for your betterment and safety."

Speaking about the ban on public gatherings, Arvind Kejriwal said, "Five or more people cannot gather at any place in Delhi. If there are five people, they should maintain at least one-metre distance from each other."

Besides this, he also announced that his government has decided to double pensions for widows, senior citizens and differently abled for the month of April.

"We will provide food in night shelters free of cost," Arvind Kejriwal said.