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Coronavirus: Cases registered against gym owners for flouting Delhi govt order

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Police have registered cases against four gym owners in West Delhi and arrested two of them for violating the Delhi government order issued in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, officials said on Sunday.

Two gym onwers -- Kanhaiya Lal and Vishal, both residents of Madipur, Punjabi Bagh have been arrested and action against rest of the owners is being taken, they said.

Four FIRs have been registered against the owners for operating gyms in West Delhi areas of Punjabi Bagh, Moti Nagar and Kirti Nagar despite government orders, police said.

The FIRs have been registered with a view to deter the violation of orders promulgated by the government for the purpose of prevention and control of epidemic disease Coronavirus in Delhi, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Deepak Purohit.

According to a Delhi government order issued in the wake of coronavirus, operation of gyms and spas were suspended till March 31.

The number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi has mounted to 27 including one death.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, March 22 2020. 12:24 IST
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