Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a press conference on Thursday (14 May, 2020) announced that the government has received a number of suggestions on lockdown relaxations from the people after the request made by him on this Tuesday. The Delhi CM on Tuesday asked the people to email or sent him suggestions through the toll free number or whatsapp messages on the relaxations that can be given to Delhiites amid lockdown.
'We have received a lot of suggestions from many market associations and most of them have said market & market complexes should be opened. They said they can be opened on odd-even basis, half shops one day & half shops another,' said the Delhi CM in his post. The CM also stated that the suggestions will be discussed at 4 pm today in the meeting of State Disaster Management Authority & Lieutenant Governor. After the discussion, the Delhi government will send a proposal on how much relaxations should be given in Delhi, to the Central Government.
The Health Minister of Delhi, Satyendra Jain while talking to ANI also stated that, 'Chief Minister had sought suggestions from the public, we got around 5 lakh suggestions. A policy is being formulated and you will get to know about it in 2-3 days'. Adding to his statement, Jain on the next phase of lockdown said that whatever is open, will remain open keeping in mind social distancing.
The suggestions will be discussed at 4 pm today in the meeting of State Disaster Management Authority & Lieutenant Governor. After that we will send a proposal on how much relaxations should be given in Delhi, to the Central Government: Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Chief Minister https://t.co/J33cW39qLe— ANI (@ANI) May 14, 2020
The appeal to citizens from the CM came a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked all chief ministers to submit lockdown exit plans for their respective states by May 15.
Suggestions can be sent by calling toll-free number 1031, WhatsApp number 8800007722 or by sending emails to [email protected] by 5 pm on Wednesday.
The covid-19 cases in India have risen to 78,003 with 2,549 deaths. Delhi alone has recorded 7,998 cases and 106 deaths. Total number of containment zones in Delhi alone is 80, 20 areas have been de-contained, so far.