The Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government has not announced any lockdown in the Union Territory (UT). Earlier, speculations were rife that the government might impose lockdown in the capital city to contain the COVID-19 spread, but the rumours were put to rest after CM Kejriwal addressed a virtual press conference.
The Chief Minister stated that the increase in Covid cases in the city was ‘marginal’ and there was no need to panic.“We are following the situation closely,” he asserted after the city recorded 607 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the highest in about two-and-a-half months.
Yesterday, the capital city reported over 800 coronavirus cases for the first time this year, while two more people succumbed to the pathogen, the Health Department had said in a bulletin.
The 813 new infections pushed the tally to 6,47,161 and 6.32 lakh patients have recovered from the virus. There were 716 cases on Friday, 607 on Thursday, 536 on Wednesday and 425 on Tuesday.
The active cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) rose to 3,409 from 3,165 a day ago. The positivity rate breached the 1 per cent-mark after over two months, according to a bulletin.
Earlier in the day, a video tweeted by news agency ANI showed people bypassing covid-protocol, including social-distancing norms. Many people were also seen wearing masks beneath their noses, posing a major risk of spreading Coronavirus infection. With two big festivals — Holi and the Kumbh Mela pilgrimage — around the corner, many people have been seen flouting the basic covid norms in north India especially Delhi-NCR. Hence, it is feared that the city may see a super surge in Covid-19 caseload.
Report by Chetali S M
Reported on – 21/03/2021