Coronavirus lockdown: Delhi govt allows food delivery services to work; mohalla clinics will remain open

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on March 26, 2020 Published on March 26, 2020

Lt Governor Anil Baijal   -  THE HINDU

The Delhi government on Thursday announced that food home delivery services have been allowed to provide essential items to people, and the police have been instructed about the same.

“Food home delivery services have been allowed. The delivery persons can show their ID cards and that will be sufficient for them to carry on with their work,” said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

He further said rumours about mohalla clinics getting shut are not true. They will all remain open, he added.

“Unfortunately, a mohallah clinic doctor has tested positive, but the Delhi government won't shut the clinics as this would cause a lot of inconvenience to people,” he said.

The government will ensure the safety of all doctors and they will be scanned regularly, he added.

Essential services

In a joint address with Lt Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal, Kejriwal said it is the responsibility of Sub Divisional Magistrates and Assistant Commissioners of Police to ensure that all the shops providing essential services remain open and that they are well-stocked.

“Shopkeepers providing essential services can open their shops 24x7 so that people do not crowd them during the day,” the Delhi CM said.

He also said a helpline number is now available for those who are providing essential items so that they can avail e-passes.

In a request to the police, he said all those running essential services may not hold e-passes, but they must be allowed to do their work all the same

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Published on March 26, 2020
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