No relaxation of lockdown in Delhi, will review next week: CM Kejriwal

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal | Photo: PTI
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that there will be no relaxation on the lockdown in Delhi as coronavirus is spreading rapidly in the national capital.

"We have decided to keep people of Delhi safe, the lockdown will remain and there will be no relaxation. Will review again after a week," Kejriwal said in a press briefing.

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He also said that all the 186 Covid-19 positive cases that were reported yesterday were asymptomatic. "They didn’t know they had Coronavirus. This is more worrying," he said.

However, he assured people, saying that the situation is still under control and there is no need to panic.

As the virus has started spreading, containment zones have been increased, he said, but assured the situation is under control. "There have been instances where people without symptoms were found infected by COVID-19." 

The chief minister cited the Tablighi Jamaat markaz incident as the reason for the spread of the virus, pointing out that Delhi accounts for 12 per cent of the cases detected across country.

He said 1,893 coronavirus cases have been reported in the city so far.

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