The Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is set to meet Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Monday at 11 am in a view of Covid situation in the Delhi. As per the sources the duo is likely to discuss upon imposing curfew further on the weekdays too after the weekend curfew that ended today early morning. The national capital has been seeing a spiralling cases with every passing day.
The sources also said that the duo may even plan to impose some more severe restrictions in the city.
Delhi on Sunday recorded the greatest bounce in its every day Covid-19 count with 25,462 new cases with 161 fatalities in last 24 hours, while the positivity rate also shot up to 29.74 percent. Around 20,159 individuals have recuperated from the disease. There is an aggregate of 74,941 active cases in the city and deaths up to 12,121.
Last week the Chief Minister Kejriwal had announced a weekend curfew to curb the spread of coronavirus in the national capital. “The weekend curfew will break the Covid-19 chain in Delhi. These curbs are for your safety. We will beat this fourth Covid-19 wave with your help,” Kejriwal had said in a video conference.
During the weekend curfew that started from 10 pm on Friday and ended at 6 am on Monday, all public places like malls, gyms, amusement park, assembly halls, auditoriums were shut. However, restaurants were allowed for home deliveries and takeaways and also all theatres and movie halls were allowed to operate with 30 per cent occupancy.
Speaking on the Covid situation in the national capital the CM Kejriwal said that the situation in Delhi has become “very serious and worrisome” with shortage of oxygen, beds, vaccine and even the medicines of Tocilizumab and Remdesivir used to treat Covid-19. Although, he has ensured that the Delhi government will arrange beds on a large scale in the capital in next few days.
“The cases of Covid-19 are rising fast in Delhi. In the last 24 hours, around 24,000 fresh cases have been reported. Within a day, the number has gone up from around 19,500 to around 24,000. So, the situation is very serious and worrisome,” said Kejriwal. Nobody is aware when the peak of this second wave will arrive but all we can do is prepare ourselves to deal with the emerging situation, he added.