Government of Delhi issues prohibitory orders to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Apr 16, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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The Government of Delhi on April 15, 2020, promulgate precautionary steps to mitigate the possible detrimental effect of the spread of COVID-19 for public health, public safety, and public order.

The following prohibitory orders are as under:

Ø  Assembly of any kind for demonstrations, processions, protests etc is prohibited.

Ø  Any gathering social /cultural /political/religious/academic /sports/ seminar/conference is prohibited.

Ø  Organization of weekly markets (except for vegetables, fruits and essential commodities), concerts, exhibitions etc.is prohibited.

Ø  Guided group tours conducted by various private tour operators are prohibited.

Any individual suspected/confirmed with COVID-19 shall take measures for prevention/ treatment i.e. home quarantine/institution /quarantine/isolation or any such person shall cooperate to render assistance or comply with the directions of the surveillance personnel.

Any person contravening this order shall be punishable under section 188 of Indian Penal Code, which specifies the penalty for disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant.

This order shall come into force with effect from April 15, 2020 and shall remain in force for a period of 19 days i.e. upto May 03, 2020 (both days inclusive).

[Order No. 1344-1373]


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