Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi, on the 27th of March, conducted a press meet and addressed the Capital City about the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19.
Concerned about the underprivileged citizens, the Aam Aadmi Party led Delhi Government decided to feed all of them at 365 schools of Delhi.
The AAP President Arvind Kejriwal said, “We will feed 4 lakh people in Delhi from tomorrow. No one will sleep hungry in our Delhi.”
The Delhi Government also arranged 224 night shelters for many poor people. Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter and said, “Our team is working non stop to ensure people face least difficulty during the lockdown. Urge all media friends to continue pointing out gaps in relief work during this lockdown.”
The Nationwide lockdown ensured safety of people during this pandemic due to the Coronavirus, but created instability for poor and working class people.
Mr. Kejriwal during the press meet assured all the necessary arrangements for the relief work for the people of Delhi, including migrant workers.
Arvind Kejriwal in his Twitter post said, “Lakhs of Delhi residents have come from other states. CMs and people from those states have been writing to me to help these people
I want to assure all – migrants in Delhi are Delhiites. They’re our responsibility. We will do everything in our capacity to help them.”
Till date, Delhi has 39 cases of the Novel Coronavirus.
The virus which was discovered in China has now become a world crisis taking the lives of more than 21,000 people globally.
While several countries are in the 3rd Stage of the COVID-19, India is still in the Stage 2, which is a big relief for the nation.
There are 4 stages of COVID-19: 1. Positive cases from infected countries travelling to the other Country, with no trace of local infection. 2. Transmission of virus from one infected person (with travel history of abroad) to any local, who is close relative of the person like family. 3. Community transmission, where the infected person, neither exposed to any COVID-19 infected person nor with a travel history of abroad gets the virus. 4. Final stage, when the situation gets worse and the illness takes an epidemic shape infecting large numbers rapidly.
The lockdown is also one good and major reason, the numbers are not as worse as the other countries. In a day India reports 1-2 casualties whereas, Spain and Italy have numbers more than 700.
The Indian Government also imposed a 21 days lockdown, which started from the 25th of March and would continue till the 15th of April.