Political unity will lead to improvement in pandemic situation in Delhi: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday said the Government of India will take all necessary steps to check the spread of COVID-19 in Delhi. Chairing a meeting of all political parties in Delhi on the COVID-19 situation in the national capital, Amit Shah said we all have to stand united under the leadership of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this fight against the pandemic.

The Union Home Minister informed the all-party meeting of key decisions taken during a meeting convened by him yesterday and appealed to all political parties to ensure that decisions are implemented in earnest at the ground level.

Shah called on the parties to mobilise their party workers to help implement the decisions taken by the Central Government for the welfare of the people of Delhi. He appealed all parties to rise above political differences in the interest of the people.

“Political unity will create confidence among the public and lead to improvement in the pandemic situation in the capital,” he said.

On Sunday, Amit Shah had met Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and senior officers and announced a series of measures for Delhi. These include immediate provision of 500 converted rail coaches to the Delhi Government, adding 8,000 beds for treatment of COVID-19 patients, house-to-house health survey for Contact Mapping in Containment Zones and doubling of COVID-19 testing within the next two days and trebling the testing capacity in six days.

Delhi has recorded 41,182 COVID-19 cases so far, third highest in the country after Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. The number of deaths has climbed to 1,327.