Tuesday’s order comes a day after the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) held a meeting with the Lieutenant Governor, Chief Minister, Health Minister, Chief Secretary and other senior officials, to formulate strategies to fight the virus in Delhi.
In the meeting, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal reportedly stressed upon the need for more caution and regulation in view of the upcoming festivals. He had also said that that random testing at airport and railway stations needed to be done, particularly of passengers coming from states with high incidences of COVID cases.
It was also decided to continue with the existing strategy of cluster-based surveillance, testing and genome sequencing.
Earlier on Tuesday, the BMC also barred the celebration of Holi in both public and private.