Sisodia addresses ‘Cities Against COVID 19 – Global Summit 2020’
New Delhi, Jun 3 : Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday addressed the Mayoral meeting at the ‘Cities Against COVID 19 (CAC)- Global Summit 2020’ that took place via a video conference here.
The Deputy CM said that it was a truly insightful experience to be a part of the team of experts and mayors from cities across the world, and to learn about their response to COVID 19.
“It is a great source of strength for me to be among you all and to hear your experiences,” said Mr Sisodia.
Entailing key measures adopted by the Delhi Government to control the spread of the virus, he said “As Delhi got its first COVID 19 positive case on March 2, it was very important to curb the spread of the disease. The total lockdown enabled us to spread awareness about the virus among the citizens and strengthen our health infrastructure to effectively battle the disease. And today, as we unlock Delhi, we are prepared with medical facilities, having an understanding and its spread.”
The Deputy CM also highlighted how Delhi Govts relief team has been working round the clock to provide meals to almost a million people twice a day.
He talked about the initiatives taken by the Education Department to support the learning of the children at home, and how Delhi plans to restore economic activity safely in a phased manner.
“What gives me the most satisfaction is our adoption of various new Education initiatives during the lockdown to minimise the academic damage due to loss of learning time. We were able to provide online learning modules to 9,00,000 students from Kindergarten to Grade 12,” he said.
Mr Sisodia tweeted, “Met with leaders of various cities across the world to learn from their experiences in fighting COVID-19 at the CAC Global Summit 2020 by the Seoul government. The overwhelming challenge posed by corona (virus) offers great opportunities for us to come together and help each other.”
Apart from the Deputy CM, Mayors and experts from 21 cities including Moscow, Jakarta, Istanbul, Budapest, Tehran, Tel Aviv, Buenos Aires, Vancouver and Chongqing also took part in the Mayoral Meeting organised by the Seoul Government.