Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday met the representatives of market associations seeking cooperation in controlling the rising cases of corona. The Chief Minister also made it clear that his Government wasn't going to shut down the marketplaces .
During the meeting, representatives assured him that all measured to contain the virus spread would be encouraged and followed in market places.
It may be recalled that few days earlier, Kejriwal had announced Delhi government may shut markets however during the interaction with the associations,he clarified that the Delhi Government does not want to shut down any market.
Chief Minister Kejriwal appealed the market associations to provide masks to the shoppers who come to the markets without masks.
He also urged all the political parties of Delhi to send their volunteers out on the streets to distribute masks to those who are seen moving out without masks.
Kejriwal called upon his party members’ of parliament and Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) to distribute masks free of cost to the people.
Meanwhile, market associations assured the government of all possible help and support on their part to prevent the spread of Corona.
After meeting the market associations, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, "Met representatives of market associations. I removed their anxieties, government does not wish to shut any market. They assured anyone not wearing a mask in the market will be provided free by market associations. All shops will also be asked to keep spare masks and hand sanitizers."
"Our Aam Aadmi Party MLAs, MPs, councilors and volunteers, all of you also go to public places and distribute free masks to those who are not wearing masks. This is the greatest patriotic and human service. I also want to request all political parties to tell their volunteers to go out on the road and distribute free masks. Let us stop the spread of corona by joint effort", he said in another tweet.
“Despite the rapid spread of Corona in Delhi, our doctors, nurses, and medical staff have done commendable work. They are constantly treating COVID patients without getting tired. For this, all the doctors, nurses, and medical staff deserve to be appreciated,” Kejriwal added.