New Delhi: Covid-19 exams carried out on individuals at weekly markets of the capital have revealed lower than 2% positivity price. Out of 14,975 individuals examined for the novel coronavirus at varied websites throughout weekly markets in 11 districts, solely 223 individuals examined constructive. The state authorities has prolonged the functioning of the weekly markets until October 31 and allowed extra markets to be opened.
In the meantime, enforcement of Covid-19 tips has been fairly strict with the authorities mounting a daily surveillance in all these bustling locations. Altogether 3,888 individuals have been issued challans for violating the Covid-19 tips on the weekly markets.
DDMA had initially allowed the weekly markets to operate on a trial foundation from August 24 to August 30, which was later prolonged. Just one weekly market per day per zone underneath the three municipal companies, New Delhi Municipal Council and Delhi Cantonment Board was allowed. Twelve weekly markets began performing from August 24.
“We have been alert to maintain a examine on the functioning of the weekly markets as a result of there have been many apprehensions concerning the compliance of the Covid-19 tips within the unorganised markets. Initially not many violations have been detected as a result of the weekly markets’ distributors have been conscious that the trial interval wouldn’t be prolonged if violations have been reported on a big scale,” stated an official.
Since August 24 until September 15, solely 20 challans have been issued in North district, 25 in North East, 30 in South East, 45 in West district, 50 in New Delhi, 63 in North West and South districts, 93 in South West district, 287 in East district and 379 in central district.
Amongst all of the 11 districts, solely Shahdara district stands out for issuing 2,833 challans. Shahdara has a number of patches of congested areas the place weekly markets are organised in slender places.
The entire violations are greater than the mixed violation of all of the districts. Shahdara DM Sanjeev Kumar didn’t take calls made to ask the explanation behind the excessive scale of violations. A district official, nonetheless, stated it was largely due to the efforts of the enforcement groups on the grounds.
Discovering the general functioning of the weekly markets passable, DDMA has prolonged their functioning additional and even allowed extra weekly markets to function. The weekly markets can now operate until October 31 and two weekly markets per day per zone have been permitted. Delhi authorities needed to permit all of the weekly markets to operate the way in which they did throughout the pre-Covid period.