Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that those offering essential services like vegetables, groceries and milk will be issued “e-passes” to ensure smooth supply of items of daily use in the city during the 21-day lockdown announced to contain the spread of COVID-19.
The chief minister also appealed to the people to avoid panic-buying and said that a helpline number would be made available for those carrying e-passes.
Kejriwal was addressing a press conference along with Lt Governor Anil Baijal. “The government would ensure that shops of daily use items like milk, vegetables, groceries and medicines remained open,” he assured.
He urged people to stay at home during the lockdown period, which is very crucial to slowdown the spread of the virus that has claimed at least 11 lives across the country so far.