The Haryana health minister, Anil Vij, has asked the Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, to arrange accommodation for the people from his state who travel to the national capital every day for work as the daily commuters. Vij said they have become “corona carriers”.
According to media reports, while talking to a news agency, Vij said, “Earlier several members of the Islamic group Tablighi Jamaat arrived from Delhi and 120 of them tested positive. Haryana ensured their treatment. Now, a lot of people who work in Delhi but stay in Haryana are commuting using passes. They have become corona carriers.”
Elaborating further, Vij said, “Nine (coronavirus) patients from Sonipat got infected in Delhi. In Panipat, a police officer, who is the sister of a policeman working with the Delhi Police, got infected from him, then the whole family contracted Covid-19. ... Therefore, I appeal to the Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, to arrange accommodation for those working in the national capital.”
Vij further said the workers should not be given passes to go back to Haryana as this was “leading to an increase in the number of (Covid-19) cases” in Haryana.”
Delhi has recorded nearly 3,000 people infected with the new coronavirus, Covid-19, and over 50 people have died in the national capital, so far. Haryana recorded 280 cases and three deaths from the disease.