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Coronavirus in Delhi – Section 144 imposed, DMRC remain completely closed



Coronavirus in Delhi

In wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak, Section 144 of CrPC to be imposed in Delhi with effect from 9 pm on 22 March 22 to 12 midnight of 31 March, according to Delhi Police.

“Delhi government is marking all homes with persons advised to home quarantine. I appeal to all not to stigmatize such families. Please be empathetic and supportive towards them. The marking is aimed only at cautioning others for their own safety,” Kejriwal tweeted.

India is currently observing ‘Janta Curfew’ on Sunday as appealed by prime minister Narendra Modi. The 14-hour-long nationwide Janta curefew began today at 7 am and will continue till 9 pm today.

Earlier, at press conference held digitally on Saturday, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said that no gathering with more than five people will be allowed. The move comes in order to contain coronavirus outbreak in the national capital.

“Extremely concerned about daily wagers, labourers amid coronavirus crisis; don’t want anyone to sleep on an empty stomach,” said Kejriwal.

Pension for elderly, widows, specially-abled being doubled in view of coronavirus outbreak, said CM.

“Food to be provided for homeless in Delhi’s night shelters. 72 lakh people in Delhi get ration from fair price shops. Ration per person being increased by 50 pc, will be provided free,” Kejriwal further said.