'Sarojini ke kapde pehen ke madam jaati ICU': Twitter reacts as horde of shoppers flout COVID-19 norms in Delhi's popular market

Second wave of COVID-19 might surely have tamed down a little but the virus still exists. Some people refuse to understand this. In Delhi's famous Sarojini Nagar market, horde of shoppers flouted COVID-19 norms.

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.

The Lajpat Nagar, Laxmi Nagar market, Kamla Nagar, Sarojini Nagar and parts of Sadar Bazar and Karol Bagh were among those shut in recent weeks by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) for violation of COVID-19 norms.

Earlier in the day, the Delhi government on Sunday closed till July 13 a part of the Sadar Bazar, from Bara Tooti Chowk to Qutub Road, in view of violation of COVID-19 protocols at the market area.

The Central district magistrate (DM) said in an official order that shopkeepers, street vendors and people were found not following Covid-appropriate behaviour on Saturday. This could cause "super spreading of the coronavirus", the official observed.

Even as daily COVID-19 cases have plunged over the past few weeks, it's certainly not the end. Delhi on Sunday reported 53 COVID-19 cases, the lowest since April 15 last year, and three more deaths while the positivity rate dropped to 0.07 per cent, according to data shared by the health department here. Experts and the government has warned people of the third wave of the virus.

As people continued to throng Delhi's famous Sarojini Nagar market, Twitter slammed them for their covidiotic behaviour.

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