Due to violation of coronavirus protocols Gaffar Market and Naiwala Market of Karol Bagh will remain closed from 10pm today till 10pm on 11 july.
“market shopkeepers, thiyawallahs/vendors, and general public in Gaffar market and Naiwala, Karol Bagh are not following the Covid-appropriate behavior. Due to large footfall, market association and shopkeepers are not able to ensure Covid protocols in the markets in last three days.
“The guidelines/directions of Covid Protocol are being contravened in the Gaffar Market and Naiwala market which may cause super spreading of the coronavirus,” the order said.
The order also stated that the market welfare association of Gaffar Market and Naiwala Market have “failed to ensure the strict compliance of the guidelines of COVID-19”.
The order for closure of markets in Karol Bagh also noted that it is “necessary to take an immediate and stringent action to curtail the spread of the virus and not to let develop any such place as super spreader in larger interest of public”.
Due to flouting Covid norms, Lajpat Nagar, Laxmi Nagar market, Kamla Nagar, Sarojini Nagar and parts of Sadar Bazar were among those shut in recent weeks by the
Delhi Disaster Management Authority(DDMA).
The infection rate, which had reached to 36 percent in the last week of April, has come down to below 0.15 percent now.
Despite fall in daily cases in the last several days, Kejriwal had recently cautioned that the chances of the third wave of COVID-19 pandemic were quite real, while he asserted that his government was preparing on a “war-footing” to combat it.
However, the number of cases have shown a downward trend and the positivity rate too has been shrinking in the last several days. The number of deaths per day, has also been showing a decline in the last couple of days.
Kejriwal earlier said “that the virus is reducing in Delhi slowly and steadily, and I hope it diminishes completely and does not rise again. However, we are not going to become negligent in anyway”, while sounding a tone of caution.