Chhath Puja amid COVID-19 situation in Delhi: The Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced that a fine of Rs 2000 will be imposed on anyone who will not wear a face mask in a public place.
Arvind Kejriwal had convened an all-party meeting. “I told all parties in the meet that it’s a difficult time for the people of Delhi when COVID-19 cases are rising,” he said.
“It’s not the time for politics, there is an entire lifetime for it. We should set aside politics and allegations for a few days. This is the time to serve people,” he added.
“All the parties agreed that this is the time for all of us to become one and serve the people of Delhi,” he said after an all-party meeting to discuss the COVID-19 situation in Delhi.
Apart from a hike on fine for not wearing a face mask, he further said that “We want our brothers and sisters to celebrate Chhath Puja in Delhi very nicely.”
“Please celebrate but if 200 people enter into a pond at a time, and even if just one of them has COVID-19, all of them will contract the infection. This is also the opinion of experts,” the Delhi CM added.
“You can imagine that COVID-19 will be spread on a large scale. So, celebrations are not banned. What is banned is the entering of a large number of people in a pond or river at once. Let’s celebrate at homes,” he stated.
Meanwhile, the Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, on the COVID-19 vaccine, said that “Our scientists are well-ahead of others in terms of research around vaccine development. We’re in a position that I can confidently tell Indians that in a couple of months from now, we should be able to deliver a vaccine.”