Essential services shops will remain open 24X7, food delivery allowed, says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

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New Delhi: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said shops selling essential commodities would be allowed to operate 24×7 to avoid rush of people, bringing huge relief to Delhiites worried about supplies of necessary products.The Delhi CM said that food delivery has also been allowed in the national capital.

He said this while addressing a joint press briefing with Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal.

“Food home delivery services have been allowed; the delivery persons can show their ID cards that will be sufficient,’’ Kejriwal said.Speaking on his turn, Lt Governor Anil Baijal said, “Online service providers/e-retailers delivering essential services & goods to be allowed. All essential services shops can remain open 24 hours so that there is no rush of people.”

Chief Minister Kejriwal had on Wednesday too assured people that the supply of essential commodities will not be hampered at any cost and added that personnel manning shops and engaged in other essential services would be issued E-passes promptly to facilitate their movement in the national capital during the 21-day lockdown period.

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