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COVID-19: Kejriwal appeals all to avoid public gathering as Delhi invokes Epidemic Act

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal while invoking that coronavirus has been declared as an epidemic in Delhi requested all the Delhiites to exercise abundant caution to contain the disease. In order to contain the virus and minimizing its spread, the Delhi government has shut down all cinema halls, schools, colleges till March 31.

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New Delhi Updated on: March 13, 2020 15:26 IST
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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal appeals Delhiites to avoid public gathering, invokes epidemic act

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal while invoking that coronavirus has been declared as an epidemic in Delhi requested all the Delhiites to exercise abundant caution to contain the disease. In order to contain the virus and minimizing its spread, the Delhi government has shut down all cinema halls, schools, colleges till March 31. However, exams will continue as scheduled.

No IPL matches in Delhi, says deputy CM Manish Sisodia

The Delhi government has also stopped all sports gathering, including the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 matches, that are scheduled to take place in the national capital amid the coronavirus threat, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Friday.

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Addressing a press conference, Sisodia said district magistrates have been asked to ensure that all directives pertaining to coronavirus are implemented.

"All sports gatherings will be banned, including the IPL, in wake of the coronavirus threat," he said.

Health Minister Satyendar Jain said home quarantine is the best solution in case one has any symptoms of coronavirus. Delhi has so far reported six cases of coronavirus, which has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation.

(With inputs from PTI)

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