COVID-19: Delhi in Lockdown, Sec 144 Imposed Till 31 March

Railway workers disinfect the coaches of Delhi-Jammu Rajdhani Express train in the wake of coronavirus pandemic at New Delhi Railway Station, Sunday, 15 March 2020.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announces lockdown until 31 March in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, reports PTI. The Delhi Police on Sunday, 22 March, imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code in the national capital till 31 March in view of the coronavirus outbreak, banning protests and other gatherings.

The order issued by Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava will come into effect from 9 pm on 22 March and will remain in force till 31 March.

According to the prohibitory orders assembly of any kind for demonstrations, processions or protests is banned. Any gathering -- social, cultural, political, religious, academic, sports, seminar or conference -- is also not allowed, the order stated.

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