No new COVID-19 case in Delhi in last 24 hrs: Kejriwal

No new COVID-19 case in Delhi in last 24 hrs: Kejriwal

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New Delhi, Mar 24: As the lockdown in Delhi entered second day on Tuesday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal here informed that no new case related to COVID-19 has been reported in the National Capital in last 24 hours.

In a tweet in Hindi, Mr Kejriwal said the biggest challenge now was to not let the situation go out of control. 'Five people infected with COVID-19 have been discharged from hospitals after getting the treatment,' he said.

The Chief Minister said one should not be complacent right now and the people's cooperation was needed for the continued fight.

Earlier the day, Mr Kejriwal, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain met Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal to discuss additional measures to contain the spread of the virus in the National Capital. Delhi Police Commissioner SN Srivastava was also present in the meeting.

Mr Kejriwal, while addressing a video-conference on Monday, had said that there are 30 cases in Delhi till date out of which 23 were reported from people who came from the affected countries and seven were of local transmission.

He had also warned the people of stringent action against violating rules under the official lockdown imposed from 0600 hrs of March 23 till March 31 midnight.

'The Delhi government has come up with this decision, keeping in mind the recent outbreak of the coronavirus. The public transport services have also been suspended, and shopping malls, markets, and others have also been closed. Only essential services will be available and people associated with the essential services will be exempted from this lockdown," he had said. (UNI)