AAP vows to battle Chikungunya as 10 more die

A man fumigates parts of Delhi to repel mosquitoes.

NEW DELHI: The chikungunya outbreak in Delhi took five more lives today, making the death toll to 10. Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain will hold a crisis management meeting soon. Delhi government has said that “no matter what”, various agencies and political parties will have to work together to deal with the air borne disease, chikungunya.

Arvind Kejriwal together with Delhi Water minister Kapil Mishra in Bangalore where he has quoted the Chief Minister as saying, “We have to fight these diseases together, forgetting politics. No matter what, we will have to be united in eliminating these diseases and mosquitoes.”

Mishra along with BJP lawmaker Manoj Tiwari was seen wielding fogging machines in some pockets of Delhi, underscored the need for what he called “One Delhi for the next few days” and “breaking the walls between the LG, Centre, the Delhi government and the MCD”.

Delhi Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung held a meeting this evening to review the situation and appealed to the people to help control the spread of mosquitoes.

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