Delhi borders sealed for one week, only essential services allowed

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 Amid the rising cases of coronavirus in India, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that the state borders will be shut for a week,

 

As per the report, the border will be opened only for essential services.

“Delhi borders to be sealed for the next one week. Essential services are exempted. We will take a decision again in one week to open borders after suggestions from citizens,” said the CM.

He also announced that all shops and markets will be permitted to open in Delhi.  

“All shops in markets will be permitted to open in national capital. Barbershops, salons will be allowed to open in Delhi. Spas to remain closed,” he said.

In the guidelines of Unlock 1.0, the federal government had permitted inter-state travel but left it on local authorities to take the decision after assessment.

Earlier, the Union Home Ministry said there shall be no restriction on inter-state and intra-state movement of persons and goods and no additional permission will be required for such travels. 

As India is attempting to flatten the curve of the novel coronavirus, some states are continuing to see a steady rise in cases.

Among the Indian states, Maharashtra remains to be the worst affected state by the deadly virus. It is followed by Tamil Nadu, and Delhi.

According to the data compiled by the Centre, Maharashtra has so far recorded the maximum number of COVID-19 cases in the country with 67,655 people.

The tally in Tamil Nadu has risen to 22,333. There are 19,844 cases of coronavirus in the national capital.

With over 1.90 lakh cases, India climbed to the 7th spot from the 9th on 10 countries worst-hit by Covid-19. The death toll stands at 5394. 

With 8,392 new cases in the last 24 hours, the highest number of cases in a single day, India's COVID-19 tally reached 1,90,535 on Monday. 

Meanwhile, with an increase of 230 deaths in the last 24 hours, the number of deaths in the country due to COVID-19 has risen 5,394.

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