A woman at Lajpat Nagar Market | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
A shopper at Lajpat Nagar Market in Delhi | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

New Delhi: The national capital seems to be undeterred by the rising cases of Covid-19 as Delhiites thronged markets a day of ahead of Diwali to purchase lights, diyas, home decor accessories, sweets and gifts, maintaining zero social distancing.

Delhi has so far recorded over 4.7 lakh cases with more than 7,000 deaths. The capital has been witnessing a Covid surge over the past two weeks, with over 6,000-7,000 cases being reported every day. However, the rising cases could not stop people from shopping to celebrate the festival of lights.

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ThePrint’s photojournalist Suraj Singh Bisht and Manisha Mondal bring you glimpses of people doing their last-minute Diwali shopping.

Crowd at the Sarojini Nagar market | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
Sarojini Nagar market was teeming with people | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
A woman looks at one of the idols before buying at a South Delhi market | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
A woman takes a look at one of the idols at a South Delhi market | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
A mother feeds a toddler at a market | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
A woman feeds her child during her shopping at a market | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
A clown at Lajpat Nagar market | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
A man dressed as a clown at Lajpat Nagar market | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
A kid sits at a shop in Amar Colony market | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
A kid sells Diwali decorations at a shop in Amar Colony market | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
People buy props for Diwali celebrations | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
People buy home decor items for Diwali celebrations | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
People enjoy snacks at a crowded market in Sarojini market | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
Diwali shoppers relish some snacks at the Sarojini market | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
A mother daughter duo buys Diwali goodies in Amar Colony market | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
A mother-daughter duo buys Diwali goodies in Amar Colony market | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
A shopkeeper counts his Diwali earning | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
A shopkeeper counts his Diwali earnings | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
By evening the markets were bustling despite rising cases of Corona | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
By evening, markets were bustling with more Diwali shoppers | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

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