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Delhi seals borders for a week in fight against coronavirus

Web Report/New Delhi
Filed on June 1, 2020
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(Reuters)

The decision will be reviewed after a week with suggestions from citizens and experts.

India's Delhi city has sealed its borders for a week to stop the spread of coronavirus, Covid-19, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Monday.

Kejriwal said that essential services will be exempted, while government workers can travel using their identity card. Movement will only be allowed with a pass.

"We will again take a decision again - after one week - whether to open borders after suggestions from citizens and experts," the Delhi CM added.

Earlier today, heavy vehicular traffic was witnessed on Monday at the Delhi-Gurugram and Delhi-Noida borders as commuters came out in large numbers on the first day of the Unlock-1.

On Delhi-Noida Direct (DND) way, that connects south Delhi with Noida, heavy traffic was witnessed in the morning.

The vehicular queues went up to over a kilometre as the police deployed at the border checked the passes and the identity cards of the people travelling.

The Delhi Police asked the people to return, those who did not have the passes issued from the authorities.

Even the motorcyclists were asked to turn back.

(With inputs from IANS, ANI)


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