Delhi govt shuts restaurants, prohibits gathering of over 20 people; takeaway and home delivery services to remain operational
Non-essential government services will be discontinued from Friday said Arvind Kejriwal
New Delhi: The Delhi government on Thursday shut restaurants in the National Capital amid the coronavirus outbreak but said that takeaway and home delivery services will continue.
"Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has asked all government departments, autonomous bodies and PSUs to segregate activities and suspend non-essential services," Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said at a press conference.
Non-essential government services will be discontinued from Friday, he added.
Social, cultural and political gatherings with more than 20 people are not allowed across the national capital to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus disease, he said.
"We have succeeded in keeping coronavirus at the containment stage and it is not at community level," he said.
The chief minister also asked those directed to undergo quarantine to follow rules or strict action may be taken against them. The coronavirus has claimed one life in Delhi and infected 10 people.
The prime minister said he appreciates all doctors, medical staff, and people in administration in the country for this effort
With these additions, the tally of COVID-19 cases in the state rose to 65,27,629, while the death toll increased to 1,38,616 and the number of recoveries shot up to 63,44,744.
Of the total 309 new deaths, 143 have been reported from Kerala alone