By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Apr 19, 2020 13:02 IST
No relaxation in Delhi, Lockdown to remain in National Capital said CM Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in his media briefing announced 'No relaxation' in Delhi, lockdown to remain in National Capital. We have decided to keep people of Delhi safe, the lockdown will remain there, will be no relaxation, said Kejriwal in Sunday's media briefing. Chief Minister also added that Delhi Government to review again the situation after a week. Adding to the current situation in Delhi, CM gave the data of Covid19 cases in Delhi.

In his press briefing CM said that Delhi has one of the most affected region in country and Markaz incident affected most and changed the stats in Capital. Coronavirus is spreading rapidly in Delhi but it’s still under control. No need to panic said Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

No relaxation in Delhi Lockdown

There will be no relaxation after 20 April in Delhi, Kejriwal announced. Del hi CM said currently, lockdown is necessary. No relaxations should be given in the hotspots in the city. On 27th April, a review meeting will be held again. Giving the Covid19 testing update he said on Saturday in Delhi 867 people were test and out of them 186 cases found Coronavirus positive whih is more than 25% and it hints toward the present situation in Delhi.  All the 186 COVID19 positive cases that were reported yesterday were asymptomatic, they didn’t know they had Coronavirus and this is more worrying said Kejriwal.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that lockdown will not entail any relaxations. The lives of people are of utmost importance at present. Coronavirus is spreading briskly in the state. The situation will be reviewed after a week. The national lockdown announced on 25 March was further extended till May 3 earlier this week. No relaxations will be permitted by the government in Delhi.

However according to central government's directions, lockdown can be relaxed in areas that are not affected by  the coronavirus pandemic from tomorrow. However, the restrictions can't be relaxed in containment zones, Mr Kejriwal said during a press briefing this afternoon. Delhi has 11 districts and all of them have been declared hotspots. As per the central government, restrictions cannot be relaxed in containment zones, CM said.

Arvind Kejriwal Media briefing Highlights-

  1. There have been instances where people without symptoms were found infected by COVID-19. This is more worrying news, we have heard.
  2. Coronavirus has started spreading in Delhi hence containment zones increasing, but situation under control.
  3. We have decided to not relax lockdown restrictions in Delhi 'as of now'; will assess the situation again after one week

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