Home Minister Amit Shah
Source: ThePrint

COVID-19 Crisis: Today’s meeting comes a day Amit Shah after a held a high-level meeting with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, following which he laid out a number of measures to battle the capital’s COVID-19 crisis.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi today assured that there will be coronavirus testing for all in Delhi during an all-party meeting to discuss the supervision of the coronavirus circumstance in the National Capital Region, which comprises Delhi and parts of Uttar Pradesh and fractions of Haryana. Mr. Shah let out political parties should ignore their discrepancies and join hands in the COVID-19 assault of the national capital.

The coronavirus tests per day in Delhi will reach 18,000 in the next few days, the Home Minister said. Most parties, cutting across party lines, had demanded more testing.

Delhi is the state with the third-highest COVID-19 score after Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. The capital’s count of coronavirus infections has touched 41,182 as the number of deaths due to the illness clambered to 1,327.

Today’s conference comes a day after he carried a high-level discussion with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, attending which he laid out an amount of measures to battle the capital’s COVID-19 crisis.
“A centralized face of all political parties will enhance people’s faith and the difficulty in Delhi will be soon normal. I plea to all political parties to exhort their employees to assure that the rulings taken by the center for the people of Delhi are enforced on the bottom,” Amit Shah said.
The parties that accompanied the conference at the North Block comprised Delhi’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party, the Congress, BJP, Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party, and Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party.

At the meeting, the Congress demanded that COVID-19 testing to be provided to all and that Rs 10,000 be paid to every family in which a member is infected or in a containment zone. The party also demanded that medical students in their fourth year be used as non-permanent resident doctors. The party said there is a sense of fear among the residents of Delhi and that those wanting to take a COVID-19 test must be facilitated to do the required testing which has been approved.

Mr. Shah briefed the representatives of the political parties on the measures announced yesterday and wanted all political parties and their workers and volunteers to help in ensuring effective testing of the residents of Delhi.

Amit Shah later made a surprise visit to Delhi’s Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) Hospital to review COVID-19 preparedness.
On Sunday, Key rulings encompass tripling the number of tests within the following six days and the center giving Delhi with 500 train trainers to improve the number of beds for coronavirus victims. A committee will submit its report today on reducing the cost of COVID-19 treatment and costs. Mr. Shah also confirmed that COVID-19 tests would be begun at every polling warehouse in the containment zones in Delhi and a detailed house-to-house condition survey would be administered in the hotspots for communication tracing

Today’s committee follows the strictures of the Supreme Court on Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu — states with the elevated incidence of coronavirus. Haryana said it would encourage travel for all to and from Delhi without restrictions



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