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Delhi more likely to report 22,000 circumstances in the present day, however no plans to impose lockdown as of now, says Arvind Kejriwal

During a digital press convention on Sunday, the chief minister of the National Capital mentioned town is more likely to report 22,000 COVID circumstances in 24 hours, nevertheless there isn’t any have to panic as only a few individuals are getting hospitalised

File picture of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. PTI

As the third wave of COVID proceed to wreak havoc in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday mentioned that the federal government has no plans to impose lockdown as but.

Delhi recorded 20,181 new COVID-19 circumstances and logged seven deaths on Saturday. The positivity price rose to 19.60 p.c.

Kejriwal, who himself had examined optimistic for COVID-19 a day after holding a rally in Dehradun on 3 January, and remoted himself at dwelling, made the remarks at a digital press convention.

“I am back in your service after recovering from Corona,” Kejriwal mentioned in a tweet in Hindi on Sunday morning.

“Rising COVID-19 cases are a matter of concern but there is no need to panic. Very few people are getting hospitalised. Wearing mask is very important. There will be no lockdown if you continue to wear mask. There is no plan to impose lockdown as of now,” Kejriwal mentioned. Our try is to impose minimal restrictions so livelihoods usually are not affected, Kejriwal added.

He mentioned that on Sunday town is more likely to report 22,000 COVID-19 circumstances in 24 hours and appealed to the general public to put on masks and never panic.

Comparing the present third wave with the second wave in April-May final 12 months, the chief minister mentioned that on May 7, 2021 there have been 20,000 circumstances reported with 341 deaths however on Saturday Delhi witnessed identical variety of circumstances with solely seven deaths. He, nevertheless, mentioned that there shouldn’t be even a single loss of life.

On  7 May almost 20,000 COVID beds had been occupied whereas until yesterday there have been just one,500 hospital beds occupied regardless of having reported identical variety of circumstances. “I’m telling you this information to indicate that very much less individuals are requiring to go to hospital on this an infection and you do not want to panic. We simply should behave responsibly, Kejriwal mentioned.

Kejriwal mentioned he together with Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal and the Centre are preserving an in depth eye on the COVID-19 scenario. The chief minister mentioned {that a} assembly of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) can be convened on Monday to additional assessment the scenario and talk about efforts to be taken.

The agenda of the assembly consists of an evaluation of the COVID-19 scenario and preparation within the wake of rising Omicron circumstances, a dialogue on the implementation of GRAP (Level 4 Red), and a assessment of the vaccination programme.

“Discussion on implementation of Graded Response Action Plan (Level 4 Red Alert) as positivity of COVID has crossed 15.34 percent,” acknowledged the discover itemizing agenda of the assembly.

The Red Alert is the topmost degree of restrictions, together with a complete curfew, closure of all non-essential outlets, Metro trains, authorities workplaces, besides these coping with important companies, below the four-stage Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) authorized by DDMA.

We have overcome the damaging second wave final 12 months and we are going to sail by means of this one too, Kejriwal mentioned. He appealed to the general public to not exit unnecessarily, observe social distancing norms and take vaccine when their flip comes.

Witnessing the surge in circumstances, Health Minister Satyendar Jain mentioned that the Delhi authorities has determined to extend 5,650 regular beds and a couple of,075 ICU beds for coronavirus sufferers in 14 hospitals, together with 2,800 beds in eight COVID-care centres.

In a press release, he mentioned the federal government is making all obligatory preparations in view of the rising coronavirus circumstances and the scenario is regular.

“Around 13,300 beds are still available for patients in Delhi hospitals. It has been decided to increase the number of beds. The Delhi government is ready to deal with the most serious situation. Delhi’s health system is fully prepared to prevent this wave of coronavirus and provide timely treatment to all the people of the state,” Jain mentioned.

The National Capital has been seeing an uptick of each day circumstances in the previous couple of days, primarily triggered by the Omicron variant, and to regulate the unfold of the virus, town is observing weekend curfew.

DDMA has additionally ordered a 10pm- 5am evening curfew on weekdays and requested personal workplaces to make at the least 50 p.c of their employees work at home.

Delhi authorities has requested its workers to work at home or on-line, besides these engaged in important and emergency companies reminiscent of fireplace companies, water provide, well being, and many others.

Shops in buying malls and markets have been advised to function on an odd-even foundation (10am-8pm), eating places and bars are allowed to function with 50 p.c seating capability on weekdays and on weekends, solely takeaways are allowed.

Only 20 individuals are allowed to attend marriage ceremony capabilities and funerals.

These restrictions are more likely to stay in the meanwhile.

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