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Coronavirus: Delhi Government's Operation 'SHIELD' Underway In 21 Areas, Kejriwal Seeks Citizens' Cooperation

Kejriwal Also Warned Of Strict Action Against Those Misbehaving With Healthcare Personnel In The City In The Wake Of The Coronavirus Outbreak.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Raghwendra Shukla | Updated on: 09 Apr 2020, 06:50:56 PM
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (Photo Credit: ANI)

New Delhi:

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that there are 21 areas in the national capital where containment is underway and said no one will be allowed to enter or exit from these areas. The chief minister asked people to cooperate with the government’s ‘Operation SHIELD’. “I appeal to all living in the containment areas to cooperate with the Delhi govt's Operation SHIELD. These are strict measures but are necessary to protect you and others from COVID-19,” Kejriwal tweeted.

SHIELD stands for - Sealing of the immediate area or surroundings after geographical marking, Home quarantine of all the people living in the area, Isolation and tracing of people who have been first and second contacts, Essential supply of commodities is ensured, Local sanitisation of the area by authorities, and Door to door health checks of everyone living in the area.

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Kejriwal also warned of strict action against those misbehaving with healthcare personnel in the city in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. “Will take strictest action against those misbehaving with healthcare personnel,” he said.

The warning comes a day after two women resident doctors of Safdarjung Hospital were assaulted following rumours that they are ‘spreading coronavirus’ in the Gautam Nagar area.

“The government will not tolerate this. We will take strictest action against those misbehaving with healthcare personnel,” the chief minister said at an online briefing.

“People involved in such crimes will not be spared,” he added.

According to him, the Delhi government was giving free rations to 71 lakh people in the city.

“We understand that people are facing problems, but measures taken by authorities are necessary to contain coronavirus,” the chief minister said.

With Agency Inputs

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First Published : 09 Apr 2020, 05:54:52 PM