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Corona lockdown: Delhi closes borders for one week; opens markets, shops, & salons

Delhi closes borders

A day after the Ministry of Home Affairs released guidelines for lockdown 5, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal cleared the air about modalities of unlocking services.

While addressing online media briefing, he said that Delhi borders will be sealed for one week as number of cases are on the rise and possible influx of people may spike the total figure.

However, People having passes and engaged in essential services will be allowed to enter the national capital, he said.

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

Kejriwal said these suggestions could be sent via email (delhicm.suggestions@gmail.com), WhatsApp (8800007722) or by dialling 1031 till 5 pm Friday.

The Government has announced that barbershops and salons will be allowed to open except spas. In addition, shops will also be permitted to open.

“Centre has decided that from 9 pm to 5 am nobody will go out except people employed in essential services even Delhi Government is imposing it. Till now it was directed that only two people can sit in a four-wheeler apart from the driver and nobody will ride on a scooter on the pillion seat but the Centre has dismissed this condition and even we are removing this restriction,” he added.

Meanwhile, the total cases of COVID-19 in the national capital is rising to near alarming level–20,000 coronavirus cases so far. 473 people have died due to the virus infection.

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