Covid: Delhi govt declares cinema halls, malls, Metro ‘super spreader’ areas

New Delhi: In wake of the increasing number of Covid-19 cases, cinema halls, malls, metro and religious places in Delhi have been identified as ‘super spreader’ areas.

The Delhi government today said that it has asked District Magistrates to closely keep a tab on cinema halls, malls, Metro trains and religious places in the national capital in view of the rising coronavirus cases.

The order came a day after Delhi reported 1,101 Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, the highest single-day spike since 24 December.

“In the wake of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, cinema halls, malls, Metro and religious places have been called ‘super spreader’ areas. All DMs have been instructed to increase surveillance in (these) areas,” the Delhi government said today.

In view of a persistent rise in Covid-19 cases, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Tuesday ordered that there will be no public celebrations in the national capital for upcoming festivals such Holi and Navaratri.