Arvind Kejriwal seeks suggestions from people of Delhi on lockdown exit strategy

WION Web Team
NEW DELHI Published: May 12, 2020, 02:58 PM(IST)

File photo of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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Delhi recorded 13 fresh deaths due to COVID-19, the highest single-day spike in coronavirus fatalities for the city, authorities said on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the total number of cases rose by 406 to reach 7,639.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday sought to know from residents of the national capital what types of relaxations are required in the ongoing lockdown. 

Address the people of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal urged them to send their suggestions about relaxations in lockdown by 5 pm tomorrow. He issued a WhatsApp number 8800007722 and email ID - delhicm.suggestions@gmail.com - to send suggestions.

"On the one hand, we will have to save ourselves from coronavirus. But on other, we will also have to maintain the health of the economy, Kejriwal told an online media briefing. 
    
"I seek suggestions from the people of Delhi. Obviously, lockdown cannot be lifted completely from the city given the spike in cases of COVID-19, he said.
 
Delhi recorded 13 fresh deaths due to COVID-19, the highest single-day spike in coronavirus fatalities for the city, authorities said on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the total number of cases rose by 406 to reach 7,639.

 "I want to ask whether there should be relaxations in lockdown (post-May 17). How much relaxations should be given and in which areas?" the chief minister sought to know from Delhiites.

(With inputs from agencies)

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