No plan for lockdown in Delhi, says CM Arvind Kejriwal amid rising Covid-19 cases
Delhi will not go into lockdown, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced amid rising Covid-19 cases.
Addressing a press conference, Kejriwal said that the Delhi is witnessing fourth wave of coronavirus and cases are increasing exponentially. He further affirmed that the government is not considering to impose a lockdown and if the need arises in future, the government will take a call after also consulting the people.
Delhi reported 3,583 Covid cases in the last 24 hours.
Earlier today, Kejriwal held an emergency meeting with Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain and senior officials to review the Covid-19 situation in the capital.
The CM appealed to the Centre to allow vaccination for all, without any age restrictions. Currently only those above 45 and the healthcare workers and frontline workers are allowed to take the vaccine. CM said the Delhi government will start vaccination at war footing if the central government permits.
Kejriwal urged people to follow Covid protocols, wear masks and maintain social distancing to help the government tackle the fourth Covid wave that has hit the Capital. He said that the exponential increase in Covid cases is a matter of concern but also added that the fourth wave is less serious as compared to previous Covid waves.