Delhi Traders request lockdown for 15 days because of Covid
Confederation of All India Traders has written to Hon’ble Lt. Governor Government of NCT of Delhi Delhi requesting him for strict lockdown in Delhi for 15 days as corona positive rate of 24.57% was on 17 April 2021 and fast increase of cases in Delhi. Following is the extract of request
We invoke your kind and immediate attention towards the havoc of the Corona epidemic is growing very fast and urge you to that keeping into consideration of the current rate of positivity rate of covid in Delhi and subsequent shortage of medical facilities duly corroborated by the statement of Shri Arvind Kejriwal, Horible Chief Minister of Delhi admitting that Delhi is suffering with availability of beds, medicines and oxygen etc. and have called upon Union Health Minister Dr. Harshvardhan to expedite the supplies of medical equipments and medicine, we request that in order to break the chain of covid pandemic in Delhi, a lock-down of at least 15 days should be imposed in Delhi with immediate effect and strict measures of checking Covid should be deployed at Airports, Railway Sretions, Bus Stand and all borders of Delhi to ensure that no covid affected person may enter Delhi.
We are alive to the fact that such move of lockdown will definitely affect the business and economic activities of Delhi but keeping in view of the factual situation, now life of the people has to be put on the first priority. We wish to draw your attention towards the figures of the last one month that show that if no concrete and logical break is applied, the Covid is set to explode in Delhi. On March 18, there were 80253 tests in Delhi in which 6, corona cases were discovered and corona positive rate was 0.76% while on 1st April too tests were conducted in Delhi and 27, corona cases were found and corona positive rate was 3.57% ,on 8th April, there were 91800 tests and 7437 corona cases were reported and corona positivity rate was 8.0% and yesterday, on 17 April, there were 99200 tests in Delhi with 24375 comma cases with a corona positive rate of 24.57%. These figures are very frightening and clearly show that Corona in Delhi has taken its formidable form.
We do appreciate the steps so far taken by the Delhi Government but the truth is that the medical system in Delhi has completely collapsed because in proportion to increasing cases, the number of medical Facilities are not available.Hospitals do not have beds, ICUs are already having patients, large number of people from different pa. of Delhi are hammering various demands particularly about corona related medicines but those medicines are not available at all which leads to frustration and disappointment in the patients. People are feeling helpless.
We wish to make it clear that there is no accusation of the government or administration while describing the above situation, but in view of the reality, it is now very important to break the chain of corona and for this, not only the lock down should be imposed but effective measures may also be taken to ensure that such lock down must be strictly followed all over Delhi and at the borders of Delhi.
We assure you that Delhi’s trade organizations are fully geared to supply essential commodities to the people living in Delhi and are ready to assist the government in every possible way. We, therefore seek a meeting of prominent trade leaders of Delhi with your good self with a strong intent that covid problem is not only for the government but for every citizen of Delhi and it is a need that the government and responsible citizens should be ready to collectively combat this epidemic based on the PPP model. We are sure that it will receive your immediate attention.