New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Union Home Minister Amit Shah has called an all party meet on Monday (June15) to discuss the ongoing situation in the National Capital Region, which includes Delhi and parts of Uttar Pradesh and parts of Haryana. The meeting will be held at 11 am in the North Block.

"I have received a message from Union Home Ministry that an all-party meeting has been called for tomorrow over COVID19 situation in Delhi & all over the country", Anil Kumar Chaudhary, Delhi Congress President said as reported by news agency ANI. The announcement for the all party meet came after the strictures of the Supreme Court on Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu -- states with the highest cases of coronavirus.

Earlier in the day, Amit Shah also held a meet with Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, and Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, Union Health Minsiter Harsh Vardhan and senior officials of the Delhi government and municipal corporations, to discuss the coronavirus crisis in the national capital. 

Shortly after the meet, Amit Shah announced that testing will be tripled in Delhi in the next six days while adding that a comprehensive house-to-house health survey will be done in the containment zones of the city-state for COVID-19 contact tracing.

Asserting that the Modi government is committed to control spread of the highly contagious coronavirus in the national capital, Shah said that the Centre will give 500 railway coaches to the Delhi government in view of shortage of beds for the COVID-19 patients in the national capital.

"In view of shortage of beds for COVID19 patients in Delhi, Modi government at Center has decided to immediately give 500 railway coaches to Delhi. These railway coaches won't only increase 8,000 beds in Delhi but these coaches will be equipped with all facilities to fight COVID-19," Shah was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

The announcements came amid the surging cases of coronavirus in the national capital. Delhi during the last 24-hours witnessed 2,134 new cases taking the total COVID-19 tally in the city closer to the 39,000-mark and the death toll due to the disease to 1,271.

Posted By: Talib Khan