No New COVID-19 Cases In Delhi in 24 Hrs Amid Complete Lockdown: Kejriwal

Publish On: 24 Mar, 2020 02:51 PM | Updated   |   Sj Desk  

NEW DELHI: On Tuesday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that no new cases of the deadly COVID-19 have been reported in the national capital amid lockdown. He took to his official Twitter handle to urge citizens to not let the situation go out of control.

“No new case has been reported in Delhi in the last 24 hours. Five people have been discharged from hospitals after getting treatment. But we should not be happy. The biggest challenge now is to not let situation go out of control, we need your support,” the Delhi CM tweeted on Tuesday.

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Delhi is among the 30 states and union territories that have announced a complete lockdown, suspending all public transport in an effort to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. The government and health authorities are urging people to stay at home and observe social distancing, which is the only way to stop the virus from entering a full-blown community transmission stage. 

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The national capital is on complete lockdown with the metro, bus, and auto services suspended till March 31.  The Delhi Police have imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), banning gatherings.

The central government has suspended trains, inter-state buses and Metro rail services across the country till March 31 and locked down about 80 districts.