As Covid cases rise, Congress demands complete lockdown in Delhi

Ajay Maken

New Delhi: Amid increasing coronavirus cases in the capital at alarming level, the Congress has demanded immediate steps to check the spread of coronavirus in Delhi and favoured a complete lockdown of markets, public transport and government offices, instead of a partial one.

The party’s senior spokesperson Ajay Maken said the Covid-19 situation in the national capital is very bad. He added that one in every five persons infected by Covid-19 is from Delhi.

He said there cannot be a worse decision than Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s proposal to impose partial lockdown in markets and hotspots in Delhi as it would lead to the virus spreading faster to other areas and markets. “There should be a complete lockdown and not partial,” he added.

“Kejriwal ji’s idea to selectively close markets in Delhi is disastrous. By doing so, he will concentrate crowds to a select few markets,” he said.

 

NT Bureau