COVID-19: 5-day Delhi budget session reduced to one day

Coronavirus: Five-day budget session of Delhi Assembly curtailed to one day

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. (PTI Photo)

The five-day Budget Session of the Delhi Assembly will now be held on a single day on March 23 in view of the coronavirus pandemic, a government official said on Saturday.

According to the original schedule, the session was to be held from March 23-27.

"The Delhi government will present its budget on March 23. On the same day, it will be passed," the official said.

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The number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 283 on Saturday, the Union Health Ministry said. 

The contagion has claimed one life and infected over 20 people in Delhi.