No reimposition of lockdown is being planned in Delhi, tweeted chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday, quelling rumours of a possible shutdown amid a sharp rise in the coronavirus cases in the national capital.
Delhi govt will start a plasma bank https://t.co/wwbnd3ypGs— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) June 29, 2020
The first nationwide lockdown was imposed on March 25 to stem the spread of the disease and since then it has been extended four times. Presently, the lockdown is only in containment zones till June 30.
“Many people are speculating whether another lockdown in Delhi in being planned. There are no such plans,” said CM Kejriwal.
Earlier today, Home Minister Amit Shah chaired a meeting of all the parties of Delhi to discuss the coronavirus crisis in the city.
In a statement, the Delhi government said that the Centre and the AAP dispensation have agreed on an immediate action plan to increase capacity of beds, increase testing and other important initiatives.
However, no party at the meeting suggested a reimposition of lockdown to tackle the rise in coronavirus cases.