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Delhi LG meets CM to review COVID-19 situation

Delhi Lt Governor, Anil Baijal on Thursday met the Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal at Raj Niwas to review the prevalent COVID pandemic situation in the National Capital.
The LG and CM appealed to the citizens of Delhi to strictly adhere to the COVID appropriate behaviour, in larger public interest with an aim to create effective deterrence, it was considered necessary to enhance the fine for not wearing face masks, from the existing Rs 500 to Rs 2000 with a view to penalise the violators in an exemplary way . The decision was taken as an extraordinary measure in the face of a sudden surge in the COVID-19 cases in Delhi during the last fortnight despite best efforts being put in by various field agencies on all fronts.

To tackle the current COVID situation effectively LG emphasised the need to implement in a time bound manner, the decisions taken in the meeting chaired by Union Home Minister, pertaining to enhanced testing, augmenting of hospital infrastructure and human resources , house to house survey , review of home care arrangements etc .

Delhi LG also emphasised that as the National Capital witnesses’ unprecedented trying times due to COVID 19 pandemic, IEC (Information, Education Communication) activities through all modes of media should be effectively utilised to inform, sensitise and persuade people to strictly adhere to the COVID safety norms.

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