Kejriwal’s peace message for Delhi: before hating someone, remember their plasma can save you from Corona
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s appeal to contain hate along with the COVID-19 outbreak comes in the first week of Ramzan. He said, “Plasma of a Hindu could save a Muslim, and plasma of Muslims could save a Hindu.”
The Delhi government is conducting “plasma therapy” on limited critical COVID-19 patients. So far the results of the plasma therapy is showing positive results and the conditions of these patients are improving, Delhi CM Kejriwal said during the digital press briefing on Sunday. However, these patients are still in intensive care.
“We are making all efforts to ensure that not a single (COVID-19) patient getting plasma therapy dies,” Kejriwal said. He further added that the government and healthcare staff in Delhi has been appealing to every patient who has been cured to “come forward and donate their plasma”. So far 869 of 2625 COVID-19 positive patients have been cured in the national capital.
On Sunday, the Delhi Chief Minister broke his silence on the hate being peddled in the national capital ever since the Delhi communal riots and shared a message of peace with Delhi residents.
“Suppose a critical patient who is Hindu is saved by the plasma (donated) by a Muslim person. Similarly, a critical Muslim patient's life can be saved by the plasma donated by a Hindu (cured COVID patient),” Kejriwal said. His call for containing the spread of hate comes in the first week of the holy month of Ramzan.
“Corona doesn’t see religion before striking and the plasma therapy works irrespective of the patient and donor’s religion,” said the Delhi Chief Minister, arguing that at least the citizens could learn from the Coronavirus outbreak.
“Remember before hating someone on the basis of their religion, it is very much possible that the plasma donated by them could save your life (from the coronavirus),” Kejriwal said.
Meanwhile, the lockdown restrictions in Delhi will continue for markets, shopping malls, and market complexes.
Following the MHA order, the Delhi government has allowed the opening of stand-alone shops in the neighbourhoods. However, the shops located inside containment zones will not be allowed to operate.
So far, 2625 COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Delhi, and the global pandemic has claimed 54 lives in the national capital.