After an unprecedented rise in daily Covid-19 cases in Delhi over the last two weeks, an emergency meting was called by Health Minister Saurabh Bhardwaj with various stakeholders. During a press brief, the health minister said that the people with comorbidity are at higher risk, adding the positivity rate in the national capital continue to rise. However, he assured the citizens of Delhi that the situation is under control. The AAP minister also added that there is a need to strictly adhered to Covid-19 guidelines.
People with co-morbidities at higher risk
Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Bharadwaj said, “People having comorbidity or are senior citizens or are visiting any hospital premises irrespective of the fact whether they are sick or not, should wear masks at all times.” He added that while there is no special advisory for the children, senior citizens that are ill already must be looked after.
“We were finding traces of COVID-19 for the past two to three weeks in the sewage system. The Centre said that there is a sharp increase in coronavirus cases in 4 states of South India and 2 states of West India. The most visible increase in cases can be seen in states such as Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Gujarat. We’ve observed a trend that once cases in Mumbai starts to rise then it eventually rises in Delhi as well because both metropolitan cities have a similar pattern of spreading of the virus,” Health Minister said during the conference.
Detailed report to be presented to CM Kejriwal
As many as two casualties have been reported in the city due to the virus. Both deceased were suffering from age related ailments.
He further said, “We are conducting Coronavirus tests and Genome sequencing tests as well. 2200 tests were done yesterday and we will increase the number of tests as per need.”
“Results from the mock drills will be presented in front of the Chief Minister. We will also present a detailed report of today’s meeting along with reports of other states’ status on Covid to CM Arvind Kejriwal,” he told reporters.