Arvind Kejriwal says Delhi govt won't reopen schools unless 'fully convinced' about COVID-19 situation
The Delhi chief minister said the COVID-19 situation in the National Capital has improved from what it was two months ago
New Delhi: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that the government will not open schools unless it is "fully convinced" about the improved COVID-19 situation in the city.
Delivering his Independence Day speech at Delhi Secretariat, Kejriwal said the COVID-19 situation in the National Capital is under control as compared to what it was two months back and thanked all the stakeholders, including the central government, 'corona warriors' and different organisations.
The chief minister said the safety and the health of school children are very important to the AAP government.
"I meet people and get messages from them asking not to open schools. I want to assure them that we care about their children as much as they do. Unless fully convinced, we are not going to open the schools," he said.
Kejriwal said Delhi "gave the model" of home isolation and plasma therapy concept to the country in the fight against the virus.
He said that efforts are being made to bring Delhi''s economy back on track.
This year the city government shifted its Independence Day event to the Delhi Secretariat from Chhatrasal Stadium due to the coronavirus pandemic.
It said that more than 45.37 crore vaccine doses have been provided to states and UTs so far through all sources and a further 59,39,010 doses are in the pipeline
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At least 27 cities reported more than 300 confirmed cases in recent days, including Beijing, Jiangsu and Sichuan, State-run Global Times reported on Sunday