Delhi: Markets shuts due to violating COVID Norms

Central Market of Lajpat Nagar is shut due to overcrowding and violating COVID norms until further notice

After giving relaxation in Delhi there is been seen many places violating COVID Norms and Protocol. Two more big markets have been shut today in Delhi for violation of COVID-19 norms a day after two others were closed till July 6.

Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar famous Central Market has been shut until further orders said by officials today as social distancing and other COVID protocols were not being followed at the market.


Sadar Bazaar’s famous Rui Mandi market has also been closed down till tomorrow, July 6, as authorities said. The authorities also added that people gathering in the market in large numbers and disrespecting the COVID norms.

An official order said on Saturday that, the Punjabi Basti and Janata market in the Nangloi area of the national capital will remain shut till Tuesday, July, 6 for violating COVID-appropriate behavior.

As per the official order notice, it is said that, If in any event if the shopkeeper is found violating the order or any act which may spread the coronavirus, necessary action will be taken against them the order warned. Twelve shops in Shahdara’s Gandhi Nagar market have been shut from July 4 to 12 for violating the protocol.

Till now Delhi Police has issued 1.37 lakh challans on not wearing masks and 22,000 for violating social distancing norms between April 19 and July 2 this year, according to official data.

As the pandemic hit India last year Delhi had the highest number of cases within the second wave. But as of today the situation and cases are now improved with the capital recording only 94 cases in the last 24 hours.