Delhi seals borders for a week as cases rise
June 02 2020 12:44 AM
Vehicles seen on a road after some restrictions were lifted in New Delhi yesterday.

IANS/New Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced yesterday that the borders of the national capital will be sealed for a week because of the rising number of coronavirus cases.
Kejriwal has sought suggestions from people about reopening the borders through WhatsApp or e-mail till 5pm on Friday, adding that he also needed suggestions and guidance on whether Delhi government hospitals should be reserved for the residents of the national capital.
The chief minister said that until now, his government could do so much work in Delhi because of the support of the people and their trust, saying the guidance of the people helped him implement many important decisions.
For the time being, he said, the Delhi government is sealing the borders for one week.
“Essential services will remain functional and government officials can travel with their identity cards. Based on the suggestions received from you, we will talk to  experts and decide on our future course of action on opening of borders,” Kejriwal said.
“Covid-19 positive cases are rising in Delhi, which is a matter of worry but there is no need to panic. I say this because the AAP government has invested a lot in developing the healthcare infrastructure of Delhi in the last five years,” he said.
Kejriwal said there has been holistic development of the health infrastructure in Delhi and added when the world is fighting to strengthen its healthcare systems against the Covid-19 pandemic, the Delhi government is ready to provide adequate health facilities and “a bed if you are ever infected by coronavirus”.
Kejriwal said the decision to open Delhi borders can be a challenge because of the large influx of people from across the country for medical treatment.

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