Mumbai: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealed to the migrant workers leaving the national capital to stay back, stating that his government is working tirelessly to provide them with all basic facilities for living in the lockdown imposed to curb COVID-19 spread.
The Chief Minister of Delhi said in a tweet, “Some people are desperate to go back to their homes. The Prime Minister has appealed to everyone not to go out anywhere and wherever I live, I request you guys I want you to stop and not go to your villages, because in such a huge crowd, you can also become a victim of coronavirus. Then, this virus will also be spread in villages through you. It will later reach to several corners of the country. Then it would be difficult for us to combat this menace.”
“I am assuring you all that the Delhi government has made arrangements for your food and stay. For the country’s interest, do not move to your villages.”
दिल्ली से अपने गाँव जा रहे लोगों से मेरी अपील। pic.twitter.com/VTOGZVZFkh
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) March 29, 2020
Making a similar appeal, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that the Delhi government has deployed 100 buses for people trying to walk home from the city.
On Saturday, Delhi’s Anand Vihar bus terminal was seen crowded with migrant labourers and daily labourers who were queuing at the serpent to get a ride home.
Many groups have also tried to return to their villages.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, cases of COVID-19 are increasing every day and as of 10:30 am on March 29, there are 867 active cases in India with 86 recovery and 25 fatal cases.