News Link: Delhi Takes Adequate Requirements to Handle Covid-19
The Delhi government plans to add about 5,000 more dedicated beds. This will help to handle up to 12,000 daily cases of the coronavirus disease. Documents prepared to augment the health care infrastructure show amid an alarming surge in infections in the national Capital.
For four days in a row till Friday, new Covid-19 cases in Delhi set single-day records.
It is with a rising positivity rate indicating that the Capital is possibly entering the third and worst wave yet of the outbreak. On Saturday, Delhi reported 5,062 new Covid-19 cases and the positivity rate jumped to 11.42%.
Amid the worrying increase in cases in Delhi and the onset of the winter season, the Union home ministry intervened. It has called a special review meeting with Delhi government officials on Monday to check the spiralling of infections. It include people familiar with the matter told HT on Friday. With 5,891 new cases on Friday, Delhi set a new record for the highest single-day new infections. It is for the fourth day in a row. On Saturday, the total number of cases in the Capital stood at 386,706.
Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain, however, ruled out the possibility of imposing new restrictions or a lockdown in the city to control the Covid-19 outbreak. “The virus is at the community transmission stage. When a city is in the community transmission stage, wiping out infection with lockdown is not possible. Also, it will probably take 2-3 months more for the Covid-19 vaccine to arrive here. So, till then, mask is the only vaccine and the Delhi government is conducting an intensive awareness campaign on this. Government asked Enforcement agencies to intensify the crackdown against violators of Covid-19 appropriate behaviour,” Jain said.
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