No Intention of Imposing Lockdown in Delhi For Now: CM Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal said the Delhi government has no intention of imposing lockdown as of now.

Updated: January 9, 2022 12:44 PM IST

By India.com News Desk | Edited by Kritika Bansal

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal (Photo: ANI)
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal (Photo: ANI)

New Delhi: Amid a massive spike in fresh COVID-19 cases in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressed the public via a press conference on Sunday. Kejriwal said the Delhi government has no intention of imposing lockdown as of now. He, however, mentioned that lockdown will not be imposed as long as people take precautions and follow COVID guidelines. Kejriwal emphasised the need of wearing face masks, practicing social distancing and getting vaccinated.

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Kejriwal said that while Delhi is reporting around 20,000 COVID cases daily like the last wave in April-May 2020, the deaths and hospitalisations are far lower than the last wave. He further said that this does not mean that people take this wave lightly and don’t wear masks or follow other COVID protocols.

He reiterated that there is no need for people to panic right now as this statement is backed by data.

“COVID cases are rapidly rising. About 22,000 cases are expected in today’s health bulletin. Increasing cases concerning but need not be scared. I am saying so after analysing (comparing) data from the last wave,” Kejriwal said.

Kejriwal informed that the Delhi government will hold a meeting with DDMA to review the COVID-19 situation and restrictions on Monday (January 10).

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Published Date: January 9, 2022 12:16 PM IST

Updated Date: January 9, 2022 12:44 PM IST