The Delhi government on Friday declared a couple of preventive steps to control the spread of coronavirus disease Covid-19 and restricted the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches in the national capital.
“We have decided to ban any sports activity where people will gather in huge numbers like IPL. Social distancing is important to curb the breakout of coronavirus,” Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said.
IPL, Other Big Events Cancelled in Delhi Due to Coronavirus Outbreak
No seminars, conferences or any big event (beyond 200 people) will be allowed in Delhi, Sisodia further said.
He also gave example of South Korea where 30 people were quarantined and social gatherings continued as it is. “The 31st person later spread the virus to 10,000 people. In Delhi, we are trying all means to prevent this. At this time, the biggest solution is social distancing,” said Sisodia.
No seminars, conferences or any big event (past 200 people) will be permitted in Delhi, Sisodia further said.
He likewise gave the case of South Korea where 30 people were isolated and social gatherings continue as it is.
“The Delhi government has declared coronavirus an epidemic. We need to exercise abundant caution to contain the disease. All cinema halls, schools, colleges in Delhi will be shut until March 31, but exams will continue as scheduled. People are advised to stay away from public gatherings,” said Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal after a crucial meeting to discuss the issue on Thursday.
The Delhi organization also directed made it required for all workplaces, shopping centers, and other open spaces to be purified every day.
Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain said the government is taking a look at keeping every one of its mandates set up till at least about a month.
The decision has been taken under the Epidemics Diseases Act, 1897, the order by the Delhi government said. The Centered had on Thursday requested that the state governments summon the 1897 act which gives authorities at state levels powers to take a way to battle an episode.