Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (Photo Credit: ANI)
Amid 21-day lockdown to prevent the outbreak of coronavirus, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has issued a helpline number so that essential services staff such as milk sellers, vegetable vendors, and grocers in the national capital can get e-passes on their mobile phones. “To continue the availability of essential services for all, we have decided to give e-pass to all those who are involved in such professions but do not have any ID. You can reach out to us at 1031 to avail the e-pass,” Kejriwal said during a digital press conference.
He said that people who have government IDs will be allowed to move during the 21-day lockdown. “It is the government's responsibility that essential services are provided to all. For people who are working during 21 Days Lockdown, and have govt IDs, they will be allowed to move in the city if they show their govt IDs. Private hospital and media IDs will also work,” the chief minister said.
The chief minister said people can walk down to shops nearby to buy items of daily use. “People who buy from their local grocery shops - located in their neighborhood or colonies, don't need curfew passes. People don't need any Pass for walking up to their local grocery shops. You can buy vegetables, medicines, milk and other things from your local grocery shops,” the Delhi CM said.
Amid reports of medical staffers being harassed by landlords to vacate the premises, 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.
With Agency Inputs