Lockdown in Delhi to be last option, says Arvind Kejriwaltext_fields
Delhi: The Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said the state government was not in favour of imposing lockdown in the national capital and urged citizens to follow covid precautions. The CM said that Delhi is well-equipped to handle the current crisis situation and a lockdown would be imposed only if the health infrastructure collapses.
'If the health system collapsed then lockdown would be the only option' said Arvind Kejriwal while addressing a press conference.
"The Delhi government assures you that healthcare workers will visit you and guide you for home isolation. Come to the hospital only if the case is serious," Chief Minister said.
"I will request all citizens of Delhi to follow Covid-19 protection measures. I will also appeal to the people to go to the hospital only when it is urgent" he added.
He further opined that at present Delhi's health system was strong and all government and private hospitals have been strengthened again in view of rising new cases of Covid-19 and appreciated doctors and health workers who have been working relentlessly for the last year.
"We have enough beds in all the government and private hospitals for Covid infected patients. But, if the health system collapses, we will have no option except to impose lockdown again in the city," Kejriwal added.