New Delhi: A day after addressing the concerns of migrant workers, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that the people, who don’t have ration cards will also be given ration by the Delhi government. Also Read - Coronavirus: Yogi Urges Kejriwal to Help UP Residents in Capital, Assures Aid to Those From Delhi in His State
Issuing a statement, Kejriwal said that the government will take action against those ration dealers who are stealing people’s ration. Also Read - 'Stay Wherever You Are, we Will Pay Your House Rent,' Kejriwal Urges Migrant Workers
He also urged people to stay at home at this time of lockdown as this is an act of expressing patriotism. “At this time, stay home as an act of patriotism and don’t pay attention to rumours,” he said. Also Read - Can Feed 4 Lakh People From Today Onwards: Kejriwal Ramps up Efforts to Rescue Migrant Workers Amid COVID-19 Lockdown
Earlier in the day, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal issued directions for strict action against district magistrates and deputy commissioners of police for any violation of the ongoing 21-day lockdown in their respective areas.
Issuing the order, LG said asked DMs and DCPs that anyone found roaming without e-pass or valid reason during the lockdown, imposed to check the spread of coronavirus, would be sent to district shelters set up by the administration.
The development comes as 72 cases of coronavirus have been reported in the national capital. On the other side, the health ministry said that the number of COVID-19 cases climbed to 1,071 in the country while the death toll rose to 29.
On Sunday Kejriwal had urged the migrant workers to stay put in Delhi, saying the biggest patriotism right now is to stay wherever you are and make the 21-day countrywide lockdown a success or India could fail against the coronavirus outbreak.