New Delhi: In view of the coronavirus outbreak, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government on Monday banned religious, social, cultural and political gathering as well as protests comprising more than 50 people in the national capital till March 31. Also Read - Malaysian Nationals, Who Attended Tablighi Jamaat Congregation, Caught at Delhi Airport

Addressing a press conference, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal also announced that gyms, nightclubs and spas will remain shut till the end of this month.  The ban, however, would not apply to weddings, said the Chief Minister, advising people to postpone the dates. Also Read - Coronavirus: Suspected Patient Jumps From Trauma Center in AIIMS, Suffers Leg Fracture



The decision was taken in review meeting wherein CM Kejriwal and Delhi Cabinet Ministers — Manish Sisodia, Satyendar Jain and Kailash Gahlot reviewed the measures on the coronavirus prevention. Also Read - My Whole Year Was Almost Like a Lockdown: When Kejriwal Was in Isolation But For Some Other Reason

“No religious, social, cultural and political gatherings comprising more than 50 people will be allowed in Delhi till March 31. The restriction is applicable to protests too,” he said, referring to sit-in protests at Shaheen Bagh and Jamia Millia Islamia against the Citizenship Amendment Act.



The Chief Minister also directed authorities to install portable handwash stations in various parts of the national capital.

“All auto-rickshaws and taxis will be disinfected for free to prevent the spread of the deadly disease”, he said, adding the government will also examine the feasibility of thermal screening of the passengers in the Delhi Metro.