Covid-19: Kejriwal asks all to cooperate, says markets will not be shut in Delhi

New Delhi (NVI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today met the representatives of several market associations in the national capital and assured them that the Delhi government doesn’t wish to shut any market while seeking their cooperation to ensure appropriate Covid behaviour.

While taking to Twitter, Kejriwal said that market associations can play a very important role in ensuring that appropriate Covid behavior is followed at these public places.

Kejriwal further said the representatives assured that anyone without a mask will be provided one for free by mareket associations.

“Met representatives of mkt associations. I removed their anxieties – govt does not wish to shut any market. They assured anyone not wearing a mask in the market will be provided free by mkt associated. All shops will also be asked to keep spare masks and hand sanitisers,” The Delhi CM tweeted.

“Am meeting representatives of market associations today to seek their cooperation to ensure appropriate COVID behaviour at market places. Market associations can play a very important role,” Kejriwal tweeted earlier in the day.

The Chief Secretary of the government of Delhi including senior officers of the government and all the district magistrates were also present in the meeting.

Kejriwal, while attending a briefing on Tuesday had said that the Delhi government has sent a proposal to the Central government for permission to close those markets for few days where norms are not being followed and have the potential of becoming COVID-19 hotspots.

Meanwhile, Delhi has recorded more than 5.10 lakh cases of coronavirus, while the death toll due to the virus stood at 8,041 in the national capital.

-RJV/ARK