Corona cases in Delhi: CM Kejriwal to hold the meeting today to review Covid preparedness
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will hold a meeting on Friday to review the Union Territory's Covid preparedness. Delhi Health Minister Saurabh Bhardwaj said that the government is closely monitoring the corona situation in the capital city.
For the last few days, the cases of coronavirus are once again increased rapidly across the country. The Health Ministry has also issued guidelines to the states regarding this. Corona cases are increasing in the national capital Delhi. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is going to hold a meeting today to review the Covid preparedness of the Union Territory. The results of mock drills in government-run hospitals will be presented at the meeting, along with information on how other states are handling the situation.
Delhi Health Minister Saurabh Bhardwaj said the government is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in the capital city. Bhardwaj assured the public that there was no need to panic, as the hospitalization rate remained low. However, for the first time since August 31 last year, the number of cases has gone up to nearly 300 with a positivity rate of 13.89 percent. Two COVID-related deaths were also reported.
Health Minister Saurabh held a meeting with several health officials, epidemiologists, virologists, genome sequencing experts and medical directors of government-run hospitals. The objective of the meeting was to review the present situation and the steps being taken to control the spread of the virus.
Despite the rising positivity rate, the government has appealed to the public not to panic, citing the low number of tests being conducted. The Health Department has assured the citizens that they are taking all necessary measures to contain the spread of the virus and are providing medical facilities to those in need. Hospitals have been instructed to recommend coronavirus testing for symptomatic persons and people visiting hospitals should wear masks.