Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal credited increased testing and working in unison for the betterment in COVID-19 situation in the capital. He said, "Positivity rate and death rate is coming down and recovery rate has increased rapidly but people should not be complacent. You never know, COVID-19 may surge again. Right now, taking precautions are the biggest weapon. Use of masks, sanitisers and washing hands is very important. Increased testing and working in unison is to credit for the betterment in situation." Although Delhi has over 1 lakh confirmed cases of coronavirus, its active infections stands just above 19,000.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation led by party's national general secretary, Kailash Vijayvargiya and Union Minister of State (MoS) for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Babul Supriyo met President Ram Nath Kovind in Delhi on July 14. They met President Kovind over death of BJP MLA Debendra Nath Ray, whose body was found hanging on July 13. The delegation also apprised him about the "deteriorating" law and order situation in West Bengal. While speaking to ANI, Kailash Vijayvargiya said, "Killing is being covered up as suicide. We demanded President for Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe as we don't trust any agency of Bengal government." "We told that such a government has no right to be in power," he added.
Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated 2nd Plasma Bank at Lok Nayak Hospital on July 14 in view of COVID-19 outbreak. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was also present. An apheresis machine has been setup in the hospital which is used to separate the blood components. He said, "We have started Delhi's second Plasma Bank at LNJP Hospital today. Delhi is the first state where we have started country's very first Plasma Bank at Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences. It will help to save more lives."
Indian former finance minister P Chidambaram on May 18 slammed the announcement of stimulus package made by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and said that stimulus package is an eyewash and nothing will go to the poor. "This package should be rejected as inadequate and the govt should come out with a revised and comprehensive package. We express our thorough disappointment over the stimulus package announced by the Centre. This is complete eyewash. We request govt to announce a revised fiscal stimulus package of not less than Rs 10 lakh crore of real additional expenditure," said Chidambaram.