With the national Capital witnessing fresh surge in coronavirus cases, Aam Aadmi Party leaders led by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia organised an awareness campaign on social distancing and distributed free masks in various Assembly constituencies.
In this regard, a mask distribution and social distancing awareness campaign was organised at Shanti Marg, West Vinod Nagar and Narwana Road in Patparganj focusing on the local citizens, fruit sellers and shopkeepers.
Sisodia said we are respectfully appealing to people to wear masks and follow the social distancing norms. But there are few folks who are not following the rules and hence, it is important to take strict action against them. He said wearing masks is the safest way to prevent one as well as others from getting infected with coronavirus.
“The Delhi Government has taken every possible step to handle the Covid situation with proper home isolation measures and enough Covid beds in hospitals. But, it is important to not let the spread of the disease increase much. Hence, itis important to follow the social distancing norms and wear masks until there is a reliable vaccine for Covid 19,” he said.
Ward councillor Geeta Rawat along with large numbers of volunteers and local citizens joined the awareness drive. Post the drive, Sisodia had rounds of conversation with citizens and volunteers at his camp office in Patparganj.
Meanwhile, party MLA from Kalkaji Assembly constituency Atishi distributed protective face masks in Govindpuri to enforce Delhi CM Arvid Kejriwal’s urgent plea to follow Covid-19 safety protocols. She encouraged the residents and shop owners to keep a set of masks and further distribute to those who are not wearing them.
Atishi began her awareness drive in Ward 91 of Kalkaji and walked all the way up to Nehru camp, urging people along the way to wear a mask and follow social distancing. She also emphasised that just by following these two simple rules, the possibility of contracting the virus can be reduced. The fight against Covid19 is still on and it is our collective responsibility to protect each other, she said.