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Coronavirus: 'No relaxation for Delhi after Apr 20, will review in a week,' says Kejriwal

Coronavirus lockdown: Arvind Kejriwal said at the press conference that all the 186 COVID-19 positive cases that were reported yesterday were asymptomatic and didn't know they had COVID-19

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Coronavirus: ‘No relaxation for Delhi after Apr 20, will review in a week,’ says Kejriwal
Coronavirus news: No relaxation in Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that there will be no relaxations for Delhi after April 20. He said that the situation would be reviewed in a week and further decisions will be taken on April 27. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that in order to ease the hardships of people under lockdown the government will relax some of the restrictions in place.

"Keeping in mind the lives of all Delhi residents, we have that there will be no relaxation in lockdown norms from tomorrow. We will sit in a meeting with all experts again on April 27 and review the situation. If need be, the lockdown norms will be relaxed after that," he added.

Kejriwal said that all of Delhi's 11 districts have been declared hotspots. "As per the central government, restrictions cannot be relaxed in containment zones," he said.

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"All the 186 COVID-19 positive cases that were reported yesterday were asymptomatic. They didn't know they had coronavirus, which is more worrying," said the CM.

Kejriwal said, "I had a word with one of the COVID-19 positive people, he told me that he was volunteering at a govt food distribution center and was helping in food distribution. I have ordered rapid testing of people who came to that food center, along with others working at our centres."

Almost, 1,900 people have been infected in Delhi. He said that 26 people are in ICU and six are on ventilator support. According to the health ministry, 42 people have died of coronavirus in Delhi.

Arvind Kejriwal said that the situation was in control and there is no need to panic.

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