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Coronavirus Pandemic | Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium To Be Used As Quarantine Facility

Coronavirus Pandemic | Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium To Be Used As Quarantine Facility

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Victor Dasgupta | Updated on: 31 Mar 2020, 12:05:44 AM
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Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium To Be Used As Quarantine Facility (Photo Credit: File Image)

New Delhi:

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium will be used as a quarantine facility to house patients infected by the coronavirus pandemic. The District Magistrate in its order to the Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Monday morning had requested the complex for quarantine purposes as the country grapples with the pandemic that has infected more than 1000 people in India.

Southeast District Magistrate Harleen Kaur asked the secretary of The Sports Authority of India to hand over the stadium immediately to the district administration, an official order said. So far, 97 cases of coronavirus have been reported in the national capital. According to the Union health ministry, 92 new cases and four deaths due to coronavirus have been reported in India since Sunday, taking total cases to 1,071 and the number of deaths to 29.

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Twenty five fresh coronavirus cases have been reported in Delhi on Monday, which takes the total number of cases in the national capital to 97, said the health department. Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said intense patrolling on Delhi's borders has been initiated to prevent movement of migrant workers in the national capital during the ongoing 21-day lockdown period.

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He said an alarming situation had arisen after a large number of people gathered in Kaushambi bordering Delhi's Anand Vihar over rumours that buses were stationed there to take migrant workers to their home states, PTI reported.

(With agency inputs)

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First Published : 30 Mar 2020, 10:34:08 PM