New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that the coronavirus-induced lockdown can not be lifted completely as the number of COVID-19 cases is still rising in the national capital and sought suggestions from Delhiites for the future course of action.

He also said his government will send a proposal on the same to the Centre on Thursday. People can give their suggestions till Wednesday 5 pm on the designated Whatsapp and toll free number and can also send emails.

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Addressing an online media briefing, Kejriwal said people can send suggestions on what his government should do post May 17, adding that those considered worthy will be discussed with experts and doctors.

"Lockdown can not be lifted completely as the number of coronavirus cases is still rising. Should the lockdown in Delhi be relaxed after May 17? How much should be relaxed? I want to ask the people of Delhi to send their suggestions on what they want after May 17," the Chief Minister said as reported by news agency ANI.

“I want to ask the people of Delhi to send their suggestions on what they want post May17. You can send in your suggestions by 5pm tomorrow on the number 1031 , WhatsApp no. 8800007722 or e-mail at delhicm.suggestions@gmail.com”, Kejriwal added, as reported by ANI. 

"Prime Minister Modi has asked the Chief Ministers to submit the broad strategy to deal with the lockdown in their states till May 15. So, I am asking you to give the suggestions. I will talk to experts, doctors and other stakeholders. I will consider these suggestions and make a decision in people's interests. I will submit our proposal for lockdown relaxation to Prime Minister Modi on May 15," he added.

The Chief Minister said that lockdown guidelines will be implemented strictly in the coming days.

The announcement from Kejriwal came as Delhi has been witnessing huge number of COVID-19 cases in past few days. Till yesterday night Delhi recorded 406 new infections and 13 deaths due the deadly virus taking the total toll to 7,639 with 86 deaths in the national capital so far.   

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Barring the COVID-19 containment zones, economic activity should be allowed to resume in the national capital, Kejriwal had said on Monday during a video-conference chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the chief ministers of various states.


(With agencies Inputs)

Posted By: Talib Khan