Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal today gave directions for strict action against district magistrates (DM) and deputy commissioners of police (DCP) for any violation of the ongoing 21-day lockdown in their respective areas, officials said.
The lieutenant governor also directed DMs and DCPs that anyone found roaming without e-pass or valid reason during the lockdown, imposed to check the spread of coronavirus, would be sent to district shelters set up by the administration.
The directions were issued at a high-level meeting which was attended by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia, DMs and DCPs via video-conferencing.
So far, 72 cases of coronavirus have been reported in Delhi.
According to the Union health ministry, the number of COVID-19 cases climbed to 1,071 in India today, while the death count rose to 29.