Third coronavirus wave will end soon in Delhi, make mask wearing people's movement: CM Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday appealed to citizens to make wearing masks a people's movement and assured that the third wave of coronavirus in the national capital will soon be over.
He said that Delhi has faced the most difficult situations caused by coronavirus when infected Indians were flown in from France, Italy, and London in March. He said that around 32,000 infected people were spread out in different corners of the national capital. On 23rd June Delhi recorded its highest number of cases.
He said, "Today, the third wave has hit. I expect the third wave to end as quickly as the second."
He urged citizens to wear masks and said that until there is a medicine for the virus, wearing masks should be treated as one.
He said, "I see many people were masks on the neck or under the nose. I understand that there is difficulty in breathing wearing masks, but there is no other way."
He appealed to people to make wearing masks a people's movement.
He also spoke on the issue of Delhi's dipping air quality and cited stubble burning as one of the major causes behind it.
He said, "From January to October 15, Delhi's air was clear but started to dip after stubble burning began in neighboring states."
He also said that the PUSA Institute has come up with a technique to convert stubble into manure without burning.
"Now the governments of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana will have no excuse for stubble burning. If the chemical is needed, our government will work with PUSA to help reach these states."