Over 50 people have lost their lives and more than 2,000 have tested positive for the infection in India (Photo Credit: Pixabay)
A First Information Report has been filed against a 59-year-old man from southwest Delhi's Vasant Kunj on his son's complaint that he was violating lockdown norms, police said on Friday. In the FIR, filed on Wednesday at Vasant Kunj South police station, Abhishek (30) has said his father Virender Singh (59) does not follow the lockdown rules and keeps roaming in the area. Abhishek said he lives in Rajokari area and works in an automobile company.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in India, over 50 people have lost their lives and more than 2,000 have tested positive for the infection. The total number of coronavirus cases in Delhi has risen to 384, including 259 who were evacuated from Nizamuddin Markaz, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday.
In last 24 hours, 91 new cases were reported in the national capital and one more person evacuated from the Markaz died due to coronavirus, taking the total number of deaths in the city to five, he said. Of the 384 cases, 58 had recent foreign travel history and 38 contracted the virus after coming in contact with them, he added. Kejriwal said community spread of the virus is not taking place in Delhi yet and there is no need to panic as the situation is under control.
The government has made preparations if the virus starts spreading among people, he said. The chief minister also launched a WhatsApp helpline - 8800007722 for people to enquire about COVID-19, food banks, shelters among others.
Meanwhile, Kejriwal, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia and experts will interact with students and answer their queries related to the virus at 3 pm on Saturday.