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Delhi CM Kejriwal asks people to stay at home during lockdown, avoid panic-buying

PTI New Delhi | Updated on March 25, 2020

Delhi LG Anil Baijal with CM Arvind Kejriwal (File Photo)   -  V_Sudershan

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said e-passes will be issued to those associated with essential services, such as vegetable-vendors, grocers and milk-sellers, to ensure the smooth supply of items of daily use in the national capital during the lockdown.

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a nationwide lockdown of 21 days to check the spread of coronavirus.

In a joint press conference with Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Wednesday, Kejriwal said a helpline number would be issued for the e-passes. He appealed to people to avoid panic-buying, assuring that the government would ensure that shops of daily use items like milk, vegetables, groceries and medicines remained open.

Delhi Police personnel check the documents of commuters during the lockdown on March 25, 2020   -  Kamal Narang

 

The Chief Minister asserted that there was no scarcity of these essential items.

He urged people to stay at home during the lockdown period.

Baijal said the government would ensure strict implementation of the lockdown in Delhi. The chief minister said the Delhi Police commissioner’s office could be contacted on helpline number 011-23469536 in case of any problems.

Published on March 25, 2020

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