AMBALA: Haryana minister Anil Vij has appealed to Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to make staying arrangements for Haryana residents who are employed in the national capital, stating that their daily movement increases the risk of Covid – 19 spread.
He appealed to the Delhi government not to issue passes to such workers and make arrangements for their stay in the national capital. The minister said that many who work in Delhi and stay in Haryana, are “corona-carriers”.
“I appeal to Delhi Chief Minister that stay arrangements of people who work in Delhi should be made in the national capital itself. They should not be issued passes to travel to Haryana as this is increasing Covid – 823 cases here Many who work in Delhi and stay in Haryana are corona-carriers, “Vij said.
Citing Markaz Nizamuddin’s Tablighi Jamaat gathering, he blamed the Delhi government for allowing the members of a religious congregation to enter Haryana , leading to a rise in Covid – 19 cases in the state .
“We examined and cured 823 Tablighis who had entered Haryana from the national capital. A sizeable number of cases linked to New Delhi have been found in the state. The cases of Delhi Police constable, staffers and health workers of New Delhi hospital are among examples of this, “the minister added.
Urging the Delhi government to exercise restrain in issuing the passes, he said: “Haryana borders are sealed but people still enter here as they have the passes and as per ministry of home affairs guidelines. Due to which, we cannot dishonor the system. “Haryana has intensified measures to close its border and deployed police in Jhajjar, Gurgaon, Faridabad and Palwal districts.
Not right to say so, says Delhi health minister
Delhi health minister Satyendra Jain , meanwhile, took exception to Anil Vij’s statement where he called the people living in Haryana but working in the national capital as’ corona carriers . ‘
“It is not right to say so. Many people in Delhi work in the areas along the border of the national capital and vice versa,” he told the reporters here.
With regard to the Tablighi Jamaat people – who recovered from Covid – 2020 – donating blood, Jain said: “Blood has no color. Any person can donate blood. The mistake of the Markaz persons was at the Markaz only. ”
Jain added: “All religions preach that we must do something to save other persons’ lives. So no one should have a problem with that.”
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