Coronavirus outbreak: Arvind Kejriwal promises strict action against chemists who stock up sanitisers

Sanjeeva Kumar, Special Secretary, Union Health Ministry said the disease has so far not caused any deaths in the country

Asian News International March 09, 2020 18:13:57 IST
Coronavirus outbreak: Arvind Kejriwal promises strict action against chemists who stock up sanitisers
  • In the wake of coronavirus scare, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that strict action would be taken by his government against chemists who stock up sanitisers

  • 'Delhi Metro coaches and Delhi Transport Corporation buses are also being sanitised' he said

  • Sanjeeva Kumar, Special Secretary, Union Health Ministry said the disease has so far not caused any deaths in the country

New Delhi: In the wake of coronavirus scare, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that strict action would be taken by his government against chemists who stock up sanitisers, indicating steps against black marketeers.

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File image of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. PTI

"Strict action would be taken against those chemists who will stock up sanitisers. We are working in coordination with the Centre to contain the spread of COVID-19 ," Kejriwal told reporters.

"Delhi Metro coaches and Delhi Transport Corporation buses are also being sanitised. Those who are healthy are not required to wear face masks," he added.

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The Centre on Monday confirmed that 43 cases of novel coronavirus infection have been reported in India so far. Four new cases of COVID-19 have been reported since Sunday, one each from Kerala, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Jammu.

Sanjeeva Kumar, Special Secretary, Union Health Ministry said the disease has so far not caused any deaths in the country.

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