Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi, announced opening of Delhi Borders , from Monday that is , 8th of June , 2020 onwards. Restaurants, Shopping Malls and Places of worship will also open up along .
Though the call to open up banquet halls will be considered later.
Kejriwal has been holding regular press conferences to share updates on Covid-19 situation prevailing in the National Capital . In one of the press briefings he said that , the private hospitals which offer to provide special surgeries like oncology surgery , transplantation etc , to be remain open for all the patients.
He urged the public of Delhi to follow up the social distancing norms and wear marks amidst the unlock 1.0 . ” Relaxations do not mean that the Coronavirus disease has ended” , Kejriwal had said during a press conference. “You are not doing anyone a favour by wearing mask , it’s for your own safety . I am still getting reports that people are going out without masks ” , he further added.
Kejriwal mentioned to take special care of people from the vulnerable category like senior citizens and advised them to have reduced interaction even with family members, to cut out chances of catching virus.
Delhi Hospitals will only cater to Covid-19 patients of the National Capital for the upcoming days. ” The Government hospitals in Delhi will not serve patients from other parts of the country for a few days” , Kejriwal had announced. This decision was taken in consideration of a report which suggested that Delhi will need approximately 15000 more beds in the hospitals by the end of the june , also as the borders are to be opened from 8th of June onwards , a spike in the number of infected persons is expected to be seen.
Few days back only , Aam Aadmi Party had launched a mobile application to keep a track of the number of beds available for Covid-19 patients in the hospitals of the National Capital. The app was to be updated twice a day , once at 10am in the morning and other time at 6pm in the evening . It was announced by the Delhi CM , that if the app shows an empty bed and if the hospital staff declines to admit the patient , then the people of Delhi can lodge a complaint about the same by calling upon their helpline number 1031.
Little time back only , a case was reported where a woman had made an allegation that her Father had died due to Coronavirus as the hospital had refused to admit him. With such cases floating all the media platforms , Arvind Kejriwal issued a stern warning to all the hospitals, to not to get into black-marketing of beds which are for the Covid-19 infected patients.
Till date , Delhi has witnessed 761 deaths due to the novel Coronavirus and it’s average number of infected cases per day stands at 1301.