Delhi seizes its borders for outsiders as number of COVID cases reach 20K

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The Delhi government on Monday announced the sealing of its borders for one week to contain the spread of coronavirus as the number of positive cases reached 19844 reached as on date.

Announcing this here at a Media meet, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said people involved in essential services will, however, be allowed to travel. He further allowed all barbershops and salons in Delhi to be opened as the national capital eases lockdown restrictions in the fight against coronavirus. 

Referring to the opening of hospitals, Kejriwal said, “The moment we open the borders, people from across the country will come to Delhi for treatment. Delhi hospitals should be reserved for people of Delhi. At the same time, Delhi belongs to the country, how can it refuse to treat anyone?” he said.