Delhi border sealed for a week
Published: 07:35 PM, 1 June 2020
New Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
Coronavirus infection is on the rise in India. In such a situation, all borders in the capital, New Delhi, have been shut down for seven days to stem the spread of the virus.
New Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced the shut down of the border on Monday morning, saying, “Only those who provide emergency services and have government passes will be allowed to travel.”
Kejriwal said the Delhi border has been temporarily sealed. The move is aimed to control virus infections through city hospitals and medical institutions.\
Although the outbreak of COVID-19 is on the rise, there should not be any panicked about this, he commented.
The Chief Minister added that the Delhi border would remain sealed for one week. However, emergency services will be exempted. “We will decide to reopen the border within a week after receiving advice from the citizens,” he said.
The announcement further said that residents of Delhi will be able to express their views on the reopening of the border by calling WhatsApp, Mail, or Toll-Free Number till 5:00 pm on Friday.
Kejriwal said people from all over the country would be able to go to Delhi for treatment once the border is opened. At present, hospitals in Delhi should be reserved for the residents, he added.
According to the Indian Ministry of Health, about 20,000 COVID-19 patients have been identified in Delhi so far – 473 of them died.