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Delhi’s Sarojini Nagar Export Market Shut For ‘Grossly’ Violating Covid-19 Norms

Sarojini Nagar's export market closed for violating Covid-19 norms-(PTI Photo)

New Delhi: The export market at Sarojini Nagar here will remain closed until further orders for “grossly” violating Covid-19 norms, according to an official order issued on Saturday (July 17).

The order issued by Sub Divisional Magistrate (Vasant Vihar) Ankur Prakash Meshram said an inspection carried out by him at the market on Saturday found it “extremely crowded with COVID-19 norms being grossly violated and no social distancing being followed at all”.

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“…various directions have been issued from time to with regards to ensuring CAB in Sarojini Nagar Market, latest being CEO New Delhi DDMA minutes of meeting No.SDM/VV/2021/1935 dated 9th July 2021, and it has been found that market associations have not complied with these directions,” the order read.

In order to prevent it from becoming a Covid super spreader, the Export Market at Sarojini Nagar shall remain closed from Sunday (July 18) till further orders, it noted.

Earlier the Delhi government on Friday ordered the closure of Gaffar Market, and Naiwala Market from 10 pm on July 9 to 10 pm on July 11 for gross violations of Covids-19 norms.

In another order, the govt also closed the DDA market in Sector-13, Rohini market till July 12.

This came after South Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar and Rui Mandi in Sadar Bazaar were closed for the same offense on July 5.

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Earlier, the Laxmi Nagar market was also closed as social distance and Covid-19 guidelines were not followed.

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The DDMA teams conduct surprise checking at various sites to ensure that the norms are being followed as the national capital has announced massive relaxations in the lockdown curbs as Covid-19 cases declined.

Delhi experienced a brutal second wave of Covid-19 due to which the national capital was in lockdown from April 19 to May 30.

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