Newdelhi:22/3/20:Delhi government has announced a complete lockdown in the national capital from 6 AM tomorrow to 12 midnight of 31st of March in the wake of outbreak of novel coronavirus. The step has been taken to contain the spread of novel coronavirus. In a joint media briefing with Delhi LG Anil Baijal, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, however essential services including medical services will function in the city.
He said, no public transport services including private buses, autos, e-rickshaws will be allowed during the lockdown period in Delhi. He said, only 25 per cent of the DTC bus fleet will continue to ply on city roads to carry people involved in essential services. All domestic flights into Delhi also banned from tomorrow till March 31.
He also said that Delhi’s borders will be sealed during lockdown but it will be ensured that people providing essential services do not face difficulties. During the lockdown in the national capital, no document or proof will be sought from a person if they say that they are out on streets to provide or avail any essential service. Mr Kejriwal also announced that all private offices will remain closed but the employees both permanent and contractual will be considered to be on-duty and the companies will have to provide them the salary for this duration.