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'Cannot Be In Permanent Lockdown,' Says Arvind Kejriwal As Delhi Witnesses Surge In Covid-19 Cases

Arvind Kejriwal said that the steep surge in infections in Delhi was a matter of concern but he assured that the government is fully prepared.

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'Cannot Be In Permanent Lockdown,' Says Arvind Kejriwal As Delhi Witnesses Surge In Covid-19 Cases
Delhi CM and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal
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'Cannot Be In Permanent Lockdown,' Says Arvind Kejriwal As Delhi Witnesses Surge In Covid-19 Cases
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2020-05-30T14:04:35+0530

As the national capital witnessed a surge in Coronavirus cases on a daily basis, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that the government was fully prepared to deal with the situation and that it was "four steps ahead of the virus". He added that Delhi cannot be in permanent lockdown.

"Delhi is witnessing a surge in Covid-19 cases, we accept it. But there is nothing to worry about, I assure you that we are fully prepared. We cannot be in a permanent lockdown," Kejriwal said.

He said that the steep surge in infections was a matter of concern but it assured there was nothing to be scared of.

"I assure you that your government is four steps ahead of Coronavirus," Delhi Chief Minister added.

"We are making of plenty arrangements that are much more than the requirements. We are more than prepared to tackle it," he said.

The chief minister underlined that the aim of the government was to ensure that the number of deaths from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) should not rise even if the count of patients were rising.

The Delhi CM said that in 15 days, cases went up by 8,500 but only 500 people were admitted in hospitals. "Most peopole are getting cured at home," he said.

"We have arranged for enough beds," he said. "More beds are being arranged."

Kejriwal added that the government was also developing an app to give people information about the availability of beds in hospitals.

Referring to allegedly fake videos being circulated on social media, the chief minister said: "We have to leave politics behind. The country going through a bad time."

(With PTI inputs)

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