Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced at a press conference the complete Delhi lockdown till March 31 in view of the coronavirus outbreak.
“We have decided to impose lockdown in Delhi from 6 am tomorrow (March, 23) to 12 midnight of March 31, 2020,” Kejriwal said.
“No public transport services including private buses, autos, e-rickshaws will be allowed during the lockdown period in Delhi.
“25 per cent of the DTC bus fleet will continue to ply on roads of Delhi to carry people involved in essential services,” Kejriwal said.
“All private offices will remain closed but the employees — both permanent and contractual — will be considered to be on-duty. The companies will have to provide them the salary for this duration,” the Delhi CM said.
He also said that during the lockdown in Delhi, no document or proof will be sought from a person if they say that they are out on streets to provide or avail any essential service.