Delhi: Sadar Bazar shut down for violation of COVID-19 norms
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Delhi's famous Sadar Bazar was partially shut on Sunday for three days for violation of COVID-19 norms, the latest in its drive against such markets flouting COVID norms even though the city is witnessing a declining trend in the daily number of cases, said officials.

The authorities on Saturday noted crowding and violation of physical distancing norms at the market, forcing the administration to shut down the place till July 13.

Delhi's Gaffar Market and Naiwala Market were earlier shut on Friday for flouting COVID protocols

The government also closed down DDA market in Sector-13 of Rohini shut till 12th July for violation of COVID19 norms

Earlier, Lajpat Nagar’s Central Market -- a bustling hub for wedding apparel, home upholstery, car accessories, and street food was closed down over violations of Covid-19 safety protocols.

The government also closed down Rui Mandi — known for its shops dealing in jewellery and cosmetics — in central Delhi’s Sadar Bazar wholesale market citing a similar flouting of norms, weeks after commercial establishments reopened in the city with strict riders after a devastating second wave of infections.

Delhi was under lockdown from April 19 to May 30 during the second wave of the Covid pandemic. Restrictions are being eased in a phased manner, and markets were allowed to open from June 7.

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