New Delhi: Five new cases of Coronavirus infection came to light in the national capital on Wednesday– taking the total cases to 35, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal confirmed during a press conference. Also Read - 'No One Will Sleep Hungry in This City,' CM Kejriwal Assures With Free Meals at Rain Basera
In the wake of nationwide lockdown as announced by the Centre to contain the spread of the disease, the Delhi government decided to issue e-passes for people associated with essential services to commute during the lockdown. Also Read - Lockdown Necessary, Don't Panic, Will Issue E-Passes, Says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal | 10 Points
People ensuring essential services such as milk sellers, vegetable vendors and grocers can call helpline 1031 to get the passes on their mobile phones, Kejriwal said during a digital press conference. Also Read - COVID-19: 'Delhi Govt to Increase DTC Bus Services From Tuesday,’ Says Kejriwal
The chief minister said people can walk down to shops nearby to buy items of daily use.
As reports of harassment of medical staffers by landlords emerged, Kejriwal requested the house owners to not misbehave with the professionals out to fight and contain the virus.
The harassment of medical staff cannot be tolerated, he said, warning that strict action will be taken against the landlords.
“Some landlords are threatening to evict doctors/nurses from their houses. They’re saying they’ll (medical perosnnel) spread COVID19. It won’t be tolerated. God forbid, if someone gets infected from your house then they, & no one else, will come to your rescue..,” Kejriwal said.