There might be no Covid lockdown in Delhi if folks comply with protocol – put on face masks in public and preserve social distancing – Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal mentioned Sunday, because the nationwide capital scrambles to comprise a daunting surge in new circumstances over the previous few days.
“No need to panic… be responsible. We don’t want to enforce a lockdown right now… we want to keep curbs as limited as possible, so the common man is not affected. Tomorrow there is a DDMA (Delhi Disaster Management Agency) meeting, and we will review the situation again,” he mentioned.
Today’s message was a repeat of what Mr Kejriwal mentioned final week, when he mentioned Covid circumstances have been rising quickly within the metropolis however there was no must panic.
The Chief Minister additionally urged folks to get double vaccinated as quickly as doable.
Mr Kejriwal additionally introduced that he had recovered after a Covid an infection picked up whereas campaigning for subsequent month’s Uttarakhand election. “I am back at your service after recovering from Corona,” he mentioned, including that he had self-isolated at dwelling after having a two-day fever.
Mr Kejriwal’s entreaties come as Delhi is anticipated to report round 22,000 Covid circumstances right now.
The metropolis reported 20,181 yesterday – a rise of 16 per cent. Daily new circumstances are additionally creeping nearer to the single-day document of 26,169 set on April 23, throughout the peak of the second wave.
The new wave of infections is partly fuelled by the Omicron variant, which is extra infectious than the Delta pressure. It results in milder signs, however medical doctors have warned towards underestimating it.
Delhi has reported 513 Omicron Covid circumstances to this point (second solely to Maharashtra).
Experts say the milder signs produced will be offset by the sheer variety of circumstances that might be reported, which might put extreme strain on healthcare infrastructure.
In addition, over 300 medical doctors and medical professionals have examined optimistic in Delhi on this wave.
On Saturday Health Minister Satyendar Jain mentioned the Delhi authorities had determined to extend the variety of out there hospital beds (regular and ICU) in anticipation of extra circumstances.
5,650 regular beds and a pair of,075 ICU beds in 14 hospitals, in addition to 2,800 in Covid centres, can be added to these already out there, he mentioned, noting that round 13,300 beds have been out there general.
“Delhi government is ready to deal with the most serious situation. Delhi’s health system is fully prepared to prevent this wave and provide timely treatment to all people of the state,” he mentioned.
As a part of its efforts to comprise the third wave within the metropolis, the Delhi authorities ordered a weekend curfew that kicked in at 10 pm on Friday and can stay in impact until 5 am tomorrow.
During this time solely these concerned in important companies and people dealing with an emergency scenario can depart dwelling. Travellers should produce e-passes issued by the federal government or have legitimate ID playing cards.
India this morning reported almost 1.6 lakh new circumstances within the earlier 24 hours.
With enter from PTI