The outbreak of the coronavirus has been labelled an epidemic by the planet Health Organization (WHO). PM Modi announced an entire lockdown within the country for 21 days, ranging from 25th March, 2020.
The 21-day nationwide lockdown gives India a chance to flatten the new coronavirus curve, especially if widespread testing is administered during this era — the absence of which can increase chances of resurgence of cases after the lockdown period is over, leading health experts warned on Thursday, 26th March, 2020. The shutdown has badly hit rural migrant workers within the cities, leaving them jobless with many thousands trying to return to their villages, many on foot.
Experts said authorities got to test more to work out how widely the highly communicable disease has spread within the world’s second-most populous country.
Delhi government has sealed 20 COVID-19 hotspots within the capital to combat the spread of the novel virus. lecture reporters after a high-level meeting yesterday, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said nobody are going to be allowed to enter or exit from these areas. He said the town government will ensure delivery of essential items within the sealed areas. Mr. Sisodia added that some positive cases have also been reported in Sadar area within the city and therefore the area has been sealed.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, “Wearing of facial masks can reduce the spread of coronavirus substantially.” “Therefore, it’s been decided that facial masks are going to be compulsory for anyone stepping out of their house. Cloth mask shall be eligible too,” he tweeted. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has also said that wearing masks while going out has been made compulsory in Delhi NCR. People found without the mask are going to be prosecuted.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said action are going to be taken against those found not wearing wasks. “People stepping outdoors need to wear face masks compulsorily, action are going to be taken against those not following it,” he said.
The meeting to debate measures to contain the Covid-19 spread was attended by ministers and top officials of Delhi. The Chief Minister said that each one government departments are directed to prevent all expenditures except salary, adding that they’re going to need to cut expenses drastically considering the present revenue status.
Meanwhile, the neighbouring state Uttar Pradesh has sealed hotspots areas. The Yogi Adityanath government decided to completely seal those areas in 15 districts of Uttar Pradesh that have emerged as coronavirus COVID-19 hotspots till April 30. Agra, Lucknow, Ghaziabad, Noida, Kanpur, Varanasi, Shamli, Meerut, Bareilly, Bulandshahr, Basti, Firozabad, Saharanpur, Maharajganj and Sitapur are the districts to be sealed.