New Delhi, Apr 9: Taking another step to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the National Capital, the Delhi Government on Wednesday announced that 20 coronavirus 'hotspots' in the city have been sealed with immediate effect and no person will be allowed to enter or exit in those areas. It was announced by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
Talking to media persons here, he said that a total of 20 corona 'hotspots' were identified in the national capital and have been sealed. No person will be allowed to enter or exit from these areas, he said. Mr Sisodia said the decision was taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
''The areas will be completely sealed while the administration will ensure door-to-door delivery of essential items,'' he said. The Deputy Chief Minister said some positive cases have been surfaced in Sadar area in the National Capital so the area has been sealed.
The 20 'hotspots' are: 1. Entire affected street near Gandhi Park, Malviya Nagar 2. Entire effected street of Gali No 6 , L 1 Sangam Vihar 3. Shahajahanabad society, plot No 1, Sector 11, Dwarka 4. Dinpur Village 5. Markaz Masjid and Nizamuddin Basti 6. Nizamuddin West (G and D block) areas 7. B Block Jhangirpuri; 8. H. No 141 to H. No 180, Gali No 14, Kalyanpuri 9. Mansara Apartments, Vasundhara Enclave 10. Three Galis of Khichirpur, including Gali containing H. No. 5/387 11. Gali No 9, Pandav Nagar 12. Vardhaman Apartments, Mayur Vihar, Phase I Extension 13. Mayurdhwaj Apartments, IP Extension, Patparganj 14. Gali No 4, from H. No. J-3/115 (Nagar Dairy) to H. No. J- 3/108 (towards Anar Wali Masjid Chowk), Kishan Kunj Extension 15 Gali No 4, from H. No J-3/101 to H. No. J-3/107, Krishan Kunj Extension 16. Gali No 5, A Block (From H No. A-176 to A-189), West Vinod Nagar 17. J and K, L and H pockets, Dilshad Garden 18. G, H, J, Blocks, Old Seemapuri 19. F-70 to 90 Block, Dilshad Colony 20. Pratap Khand, Jhilmil Colony The Delhi Government has also decided that wearing of face masks will be compulsory for anyone stepping out of their house. In a tweet, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said wearing facial masks can reduce the spread of coronavirus substantially. ''Therefore, it has been decided that facial masks will be compulsory for anyone stepping out of their house,'' he said. (UNI)