Delhi shops not following social distancing norms will be shut down: Delhi CM

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that the owners of shops, which have opened in Delhi, will have to take responsibility if the norms of social distancing are violated outside their establishments.

Updated: May 04, 2020 18:14 IST

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Roselet Sheena Merli

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Tags: India Corona

Relaxations will be revoked where social distancing being violated

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced the list of activities that will be allowed during the two-week lockdown period. The government allowed the standalone liquor shops to open during the extended lockdown by following social distancing. Alcohol shops are not allowed to open in containment areas.

Delhi CM  Kejriwal said the relaxations will be revoked in areas where social distancing being violated. This will lead to the closure of the shop, he added.

"It was unfortunate that chaos was seen at some shops today in Delhi. If we come to know about violations of social distancing and other norms from any area, then we will have to seal the area and revoke the relaxations there," he said.

The central government today said 2,573 new cases and 83 deaths from the COVID-19 infection have been reported in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of COVID-19 positive cases in India rises to 42,836 including 29,685 active cases, and 11,762 cured/discharged/migrated patients. The death toll currently stands at 1,389 deaths.