Grocery, essential services shops can stay open 24×7, Mohalla clinics will continue to work: Delhi CM Kejriwal

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal held a meeting via video conferencing with District Magistrates and Deputy Commissioners of Police on Thursday.

The CM announced that shops and establishments providing essential services, including grocery shops, can remain open 24×7. He further said that food home delivery services have been allowed. “The delivery persons can show their ID cards, that will be sufficient,” the CM said.

The CM also assured that Mohalla clinics will continue to work, but with all precautions after one Mohalla clinic doctor was recently tested positive for coronavirus.

“Unfortunately, a Mohalla clinic doctor was tested positive, but Delhi govt won’t shut Clinics as this would cause a lot of inconvenience to people,” said Kejriwal.

A total of 800 people who came in contact with the infected mohalla clinic doctor in Delhi have been quarantined for 14 days, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said.

Delhi Government also said about testing all healthcare workers involved in the treatment of coronavirus positive patients. “Mohalla clinics will remain open. We will ensure the safety of all doctors and their tests will be done regularly,” he said.

This comes after Delhi reported 35 coronavirus cases, with one death. Six patients have been cured/discharged or migrated, as per government data.

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