Delhi Govt sealed 20 COVID-19 hotspots; wearing of masks made mandatory

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New Delhi: 20 COVID-19 hotspots in the national capital have been sealed to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Talking to reporters after a high-level meeting on Wednesday, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said nobody will be allowed to enter or exit from these areas.

He said the city government will ensure delivery of essential items in the sealed areas. Sisodia added that some positive cases have also been reported in Sadar area in the city and the area has been sealed.

Delhi government has also made it compulsory for people to wear face masks when stepping outdoors to combat the coronavirus spread. In a tweet, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, wearing of facial masks can reduce the spread of corona virus substantially. He said, cloth mask will also be eligible.

He also said Delhi government departments have been asked to stop all expenditures except salary.

He said, there is need to cut expenses drastically considering current revenue status.

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