Delhi's Borders To Be Sealed For A Week, Says Kejriwal

Millennium Post Delhi|June 02, 2020

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Delhi's Borders To Be Sealed For A Week, Says Kejriwal
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NEW DELHI: Delhi’s borders will be sealed for a week in the wake of rising Coronavirus cases in the city, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Monday as he sought suggestions from people by Friday to reopen the same.

Kejriwal also expressed apprehensions that people from other states will come to Delhi to avail “best health services” amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis once borders are reopened and that will lead to a shortage of beds for those living in the national Capital.

Addressing an online media briefing, Kejriwal said people having passes and engaged in essential services will be allowed to enter the national Capital while government employees working in Delhi can pass through on the basis of their identity cards.

Some people say borders should be reopened after one week but healthcare services in the city should be available only for Delhiites, Kejriwal said.

“For now, we are sealing Delhi’s borders for a week. We will take a concrete decision after one week once we have taken into consideration the suggestions of everyone including experts,” he said.

Seeking “guidance”, the Chief Minister asked Delhiites to send their suggestions on WhatsApp number 8800007722, delhicm.suggestions@gmail.com or by dialing 1031 by 5 pm on Friday.

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June 02, 2020