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After violation of COVID norms by vendors and general public, the weekly market near DDA land, Shastri Park, Delhi, has been closed with immediate effect till 6 am tomorrow, January 14, area sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) Seelampur Sharat Kumar said on Thursday.

The decision to close the market taken in view of a rise in Covid cases across the national capital.

As many as 28,867 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, in Delhi, taking the positivity rate to 29.21%, said the state health department on Thursday. 

In addition to this, 31 more people lost their lives to the disease and the case fatality rate is at 1.53 per cent. The cumulative infection tally has reached 16,46,583 and the death toll 25,271. The cumulative positivity rate is 4.86 per cent.

Meanwhile, amid rise in COVID cases led by the Omicron variant, containment zones in Delhi have increased almost 17-fold in just 12 days. The increase in the number of containment zones has been proportional to the surge in infections in the city.

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