Underlined Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, pointing up that the state government is four steps ahead of the coronavirus disease.
“It is an issue of concern but it is nothing to be terrified of.”
The CM also underlined that the country cannot be in continual lockdown. There is a nationwide lockdown, till May 31, in place to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease.
“Delhi is glimpsing a surge in Covid-19 cases, we ratify it. But there is nothing to worry nearly, I assure you that we are entirely prepared,” said Kejriwal.
In Delhi, coronavirus cases rose to 17,386 today, and there have been 398 deaths. Nationally, Maharashtra summaries for the highest number of coronavirus cases, followed by Tamil Nadu, Delhi, and Gujarat.
Out of the total victims in Delhi, the CM informed, only 2100 are in sanitariums, the rest are undergoing medication at their homes. The CM said 6,500 beds are ready and another 9,500 beds will be ready by the following week.
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“Most of the people are recouping, and they are recovering at home. There is no necessity to panic,” said Kejriwal.
On Thursday, Delhi had stricken out the key limit of 1,000 cases on a single day for the first time, noting 1,024 positive infections.
For the first time, the government instructed five hotels to be fully used as “extended COVID hospitals” for sufferers with moderate symptoms. The hotels include JW Marriot, Le Meridien, and IBIS. Two of the 10 hotels — Hotel Sheraton in Saket and Hotel Surya in New Friends Colony — will also serve as broadened COVID hospital.
In a digital press meeting on Friday, Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain said the government was “fully geared up” to deal with more than 1,000 prosecutions a day.
To assure asymptomatic COVID patients do not panic and choose home quarantine rather of contending on being admitted, the Delhi government on Friday evening also vented a video on news channels, educating people about the dos and don’ts of residence quarantine.