Delhi government on Sunday declared a complete lockdown in the national capital in an order to prevent the spread of coronavirus. It was announced during the joint press conference of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Lt Governor Anil Baijal. 341 confirmed cases have been reported in India, as per the Health Ministry, however, it said that it may vary. Meanwhile, India has reported seven deaths due to coronavirus, so far.
Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research Director-General Balram Bhargava stated that “60 private labs have registered so far to conduct tests. Many of them are being approved as we speak.”
Delhi Metro service to remain closed
It has been decided on Sunday that the Delhi Metro service will remain completely closed till March 31. The move is to control the spread of the coronavirus (COVID 19) by ensuring a social distancing and encouraging the people to stay at home. However, the Delhi Metro system will continue to be powered for essential internal operational maintenance activities during this duration and the security of the system will continue to be taken care of by CISF.
All passenger trains cancelled
In an order to prevent coronavirus, it has been decided that all the passenger train services on Indian Railways including Premium trains, Mail/Express trains, Passenger trains, Suburban Trains, Kolkata Metro Rail, Konkan Railway, etc will remain cancelled till the March 31. However, a bare minimum level of services of Suburban trains and Kolkata metro rail shall continue up to March 22.