No Positive Case For COVID-19 Found In Delhi (Representational Image) (Photo Credit: File Photo)
There was no positive case for coronavirus reported in Delhi on Monday. This comes as the national capital is under complete lockdown with section 144 imposed since Sunday midnight to avoid the spread of COVID-19. The inter-state borders have also been completely sealed. Except for the movement of essential goods and commodities, no other vehicles are being slowed to enter the national capital.
Shaheen Bagh, the epicentre of anti-CAA protests in the National Capital, was cleared by the Delhi Police amid stringent coronavirus lockdown. Occupied by the anti-citizenship law protesters for over 100 days, Shaheen Bagh was vacated by the police after numerous pleas failed to move the agitators.
DCP South East RP Meena said, "People at the protest site in Shaheen Bagh were requested today to clear the site as lockdown has been imposed. But after they refused, action was taken against violators as the assembly was unlawful. Protest site has been cleared. Some protestors have also been detained." Restrictions were imposed on the Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh stretch and the Okhla underpass, which were closed on December 15 last year due to protests against CAA and NRC.
It is to be noted that in India, the number of positive cases for coronavirus (Covid-19) has reached 499. Whereas, the death count has reached 9. However, centre and state governments are taking steps to check the spread of the deadly disease.
All integrated check posts (ICPs) at all airports, seaports, land ports, rail ports, and river ports are closed down. Also, there is a complete lockdown in 75 districts across the country where coronavirus cases have been reported so far. Not only this, but Indian Railways has also suspended all passenger services until March 31 and said only goods trains will run during the period. Moreover, the metro rail services were also suspended till March 31.
With the death count crossing 16,000-mark, the novel coronavirus outbreak, also known as COVID-19, has created havoc across the world.