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CM Arvind Kejriwal: 5k to construction workers

CM Arvind Kejriwal: 5k to construction workersChief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
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I have come to know that some people are not getting food due to curfew. If you are in contact with someone who is looking for food and support, then...

New Delhi: The Delhi government will give Rs 5,000 to construction workers as their livelihood has been affected due to coronavirus outbreak, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Tuesday.

Addressing a press conference in the evening, he said no new case of coronavirus has been reported in Delhi in the past 40 hours, and the earlier number of virus-infected patients has also gone down from 30 to 23.

He said that he has constituted a five-member doctors panel to suggest a plan to deal with the situation if Delhi enters stage 3 of the coronavirus pandemic.

The panel has been asked to submit its report within 24 hours, he said. Kejriwal said it was good that some patients have recovered but cautioned about a long battle ahead against the deadly virus.

He appealed to the people to help each other in these difficult times. He said people should not discriminate against and harass those professionals such as doctors, nurses, pilots and air hostesses who are extending help in this fight against the virus.

Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said no new coronavirus case has been reported in the National Capital in the last 24 hours and the biggest challenge now is to not let the situation go out of control.

The Chief Minister said on Twitter that five people infected with COVID-19 have been discharged from hospitals after getting treatment. "In the last 24 hours, no new case (of coronavirus) has been reported. Five people have been discharged. We should not be happy right now," he tweeted at 9.59 am. "The biggest challenge now is to not let the situation go out of control. Need your (people''s) cooperation for this,"

Kejriwal added in his tweet in Hindi. The National Capital has reported 30 cases of COVID-19.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said due to Curfew, a number of people were not able to get food, and urged the public to send such people to the nearest shelters of Delhi Government, where food was arranged.

In a tweet in Hindi, he shared the list and address of 234 shelters across the city and also their map locations for people to trace the nearest shelter. "I have come to know that some people are not getting food due to curfew.

If you are in contact with someone who is looking for food and support, then send them to the nearest Shelter of Delhi Government, food has been arranged there," Kejriwal said. Delhi has been under lockdown since Monday as a preventive measure against the spread of coronavirus.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and Health Minister Satyendar Jain met Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Tuesday to discuss measures to contain the spread of coronavirus in the National Capital.

Delhi Police Commissioner S N Srivastava also attended the high-level meeting at the LG office, an official said. The situation emerging out of the coronavirus outbreak was discussed in the meeting, they said. Thirty cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Delhi so far.

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