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Arvind Kejriwal instructs government departments to halt expenses except for salaries

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday instructed government departments to halt expenses other than staff salaries. The decision has been taken with a view to save money in order to combat the coronavirus outbreak.

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New Delhi Updated on: April 08, 2020 21:48 IST
Kejriwal instructs government departments to halt expenses except for salaries
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Kejriwal instructs government departments to halt expenses except for salaries

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday instructed government departments to halt expenses other than staff salaries. The decision has been taken with a view to save money in order to combat the coronavirus outbreak. Kejriwal has sent out instructions saying that any expense other than that for coronavirus and national lockdown will have to get a sanction from the finance department. 

"We will have to heavily cut expenses looking at revenue situation," said Kejriwal in his tweet in Hindi.

There have been 576 infections in Delhi. There have been 9 deaths while 21 have been recovered.

Several areas in New Delhi have been designated as hotspots. These hotspots will now be sealed till the morning of April 15. No one will be allowed to go in or out of these hotspots and not even mediapersons will be allowed to venture in or out.

There are 20 hotspots in New Delhi

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