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Coronavirus: Strict legal action against violators; Delhi Police announces in 'sealed' Bengali Market

News Agencies | Updated on: 9 April 2020, 12:58 IST

Delhi Police personnel on Thursday made the announcement in the Bengali Market here that the area has been sealed and "strict legal action will be taken against violators."

"Bengali Market area has been sealed. Strict legal action will be taken against violators. A list of phone numbers has been issued. You can order essential items on phone. It will be delivered at your doorstep," a police official said.

The Delhi government had on Wednesday said, "NDMC (New Delhi Municipal Council) will immediately sanitise Bengali Market area under the containment plan to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Delhi Police will immediately cordon off the area to prevent the movement of people."

Meanwhile, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had on Wednesday said 20 hotspots have been identified in Delhi in the battle to contain coronavirus. He also said that the government has made wearing face mask compulsory and anyone stepping out will need to wear it or face action.

The identified hotspots in Delhi are:

1. Entire affected street near Gandhi Park, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi 2. Entire affected street of Gali No 6, L 1 Sangam Vihar, New Delhi 3. Shahjahanabad 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 Delhi 9. Mansara Appartments, Vasundhara Enclave, Delhi 10. Three Galis of Khichirpur including Gali containing H. No. 5/387 Khichirpur Delhi 11. Gali No 9, Pandav Nagar, Delhi 110092 12. Vardhman Appartments, Mayur Vihar, Phase I, Extension, Delhi 13. Mayurdhwaj Appartments, I P Extension, Patparganj, Delhi 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, Delhi 15. Gali No. 4, from H. No J- 3/101 to H. No. J - 3/107 Krishan Kunj Extension Delhi 16. Gali No. 5, A Block ( From H No. A- 176 to A-189), West Vinod Nagar, Delhi 11009217. J & 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

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, there are 669 total COVID-19 cases in Delhi, including 21 cured/discharged/migrated and nine deaths.

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First published: 9 April 2020, 12:58 IST