Delhi reports 91 new cases in 24 hrs; total rises to 384

CM launches WhatsApp helpline 8800007722 for info on Covid-19

Delhi reports 91 new cases in 24 hrs; total rises to 384

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 3

Kejriwal to address parents, kids today

  • Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal along with his deputy Manish Sisodia and experts will interact with teachers and parents of all schools in the city on Saturday and will help them in “Parenting in the times of Corona”. Kejriwal said, “All children are at their homes asking so many questions related to coronavirus. The parents are unable to deal with the questions. So on Saturday at 3 pm I will be addressing the children and parents along with Manish Sisoida and experts. We will answer some of these questions.”

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said the total number of Covid-19 cases in Delhi has risen to 384, including 259 who were evacuated from Nizamuddin Markaz. Of the 384 cases, 58 had recent foreign travel history and 38 contracted the virus after coming in contact with them, he added.

In the past 24 hours, 91 new cases were reported in the national capital and one more person evacuated from the Markaz died due to Covid, taking the total number of deaths in the city to five, he said.

Addressing a digital conference in Delhi, Kejriwal said, “Community spread of the virus is not taking place in Delhi yet and there is no need to panic as the situation is under control.”

“The government has made preparations if the virus starts spreading among people,” he added.

The CM also launched a WhatsApp helpline — 8800007722 — for people to enquire about Covid-19, food banks, shelters among others.

“Just send ‘Hi’ to this number on WhatsApp and a menu will appear before you. Information on Covid-19 symptoms, measures taken by the Delhi government to deal with the pandemic and all other information is available on this number,” he said.

Kejriwal said the Delhi government had taken several measures to provide relief to the marginalised sections of society, who have been affected by the lockdown.

“To ensure that no person in Delhi goes hungry, 1,780 hunger relief camps have been opened in Delhi. Yesterday, these camps provided lunch to 6,52,850 persons and dinner to 6,30,000. As many as 328 shelters have been opened in Delhi for migrant labourers and people from outside Delhi. These shelters can accommodate 57,270 persons and 11,443 people are living in these shelters,” he added.

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