COVID-19: Delhi cannot be in permanent lockdown, says Kejriwal

COVID-19: Delhi cannot be in permanent lockdown, says Kejriwal

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New Delhi, May 30 : Stating that Delhi is fully prepared to deal with Coronavirus, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the national capital was four steps ahead of the deadly virus and it cannot be in permanent lockdown. Addressing a digital press conference here, Mr Kejriwal said at present, Delhi has 17,386 Coronavirus cases and 398 people have succumbed to the disease. "There were 17386 Corona cases till yesterday in Delhi, out of which 7846 people have recovered and 9142 are active cases, and there have been 398 deaths," the Chief Minister said.

"There has been a surge in Corona cases in Delhi in the last few days, this is a matter of worry but there is no need to panic. Being the Chief Minister of the people of Delhi, I want to assure you that we are 4 steps ahead of Corona, and we are making arrangements way more than what is required for Delhi to fight against Corona,' he said.

'We cannot engage in a permanent lockdown, no one can predict that Corona will go away if the timeline of the lockdown is increased by 1-2 months. We have to learn to live with Corona and we have to arrange for everything required to treat Corona. Our government is working for the treatment of Corona patients," he added. (UNI)