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Like a 15-day detention: Kejriwal on Centre's Covid-19 order for Delhi

If a Covid-19 patient has a fever of 103 F, he will also have to stand in long queues at government-run centres under the new system, Kejriwal said

Arvind Kejriwal
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The chief minister said that if the administration and police forcibly take patients to Covid care centres for their clinical assessment, it will be like their detention for 15 days

Press Trust of India
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday requested the Centre to withdraw a new system requiring assessment of every Covid-19 patient at a government-run facility, saying the order is “not correct”.

Kejriwal said that if the administration and police forcibly take patients to Covid care centres for their clinical assessment, it will be like a 15-day detention for them. He also said the Covid-19 situation in the city was “not severe” yet. “The Delhi government, the Centre, and other organisations have been working in cooperation with each other. I request the Centre to roll back the order,” Kejriwal said. 

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First Published: Jun 24 2020 | 9:15 PM IST

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