Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday made another appeal to migrant workers fleeing the national capital to stay put where they are, going on to assure the landlords that the Delhi government would pay them their rent if the tenants failed to do so. "If someone is not able to pay the rent and is poor we assure them that Delhi government will compensate you for the same," the Delhi CM said in a video message broadcast across major news channels
Kejriwal warned the migrants that they could spread the infection in the villages if they continued fleeing the city amid the lockdown. "If you go back to your village with the coronavirus infection, then the entire village risks getting the infection from you. Please be careful and respect the lockdown orders," he said.
"When Prime Minister Modi announced the lockdown he said, 'stay wherever you are', said Kejriwal, appealing to the people to stay where they were. "If we don't follow this the lockdown will not be successful and the country will fail in the fight against this virus," he said.
The AAP's national convenor cautioned that India won't prevail in the fight against coronavirus if the migration of workers continued at its current pace.