The 3rd wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is witnessed in Delhi. Therefore, speculations are made over the implementation of another lockdown. Hence, there has been a spike in the number of cases in the past few days and Delhi emerged out as covid-19 hotspot. Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi said that the markets emerging as covid-19 hotspots will be shut down for some time.
What new rules will be implemented in Delhi and will there be another lockdown?
Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi, said “The city will not be put into another lockdown as the 3rd wave already reached its peak.” However, certain measures will be applied to control situations. Mr. Kejriwal said that the government is getting assistance from the central government in such critical times.
The markets which emerged as covid-19 hotspots will be shut down for some time. CM Kejriwal also hopes that the market crowds thin out soon. Hence, there won’t be any need to close them.
The number of people attending any weddings or party will be reduced to 50. Hence, to prevent the spread of coronavirus social gatherings will have limited people. The city had allowed social gatherings consisting of around 200 people earlier. However, they have now decided to reduce limits. Hence, a proposal to the Lieutenant Governor for the same has been sent by CM Kejriwal. 750 ICU beds and many care beds have been provided by the Central Government for help.
Reasons for the increase in cases:
Delhi government requests its citizens to wear masks and maintain social distancing seriously. Kejriwal states that people in the city were not wearing masks during Diwali shopping thinking that covid-19 would not happen to them. Hence, these shopping markets became covid-19 hotspots.
Pollution and, changing weather is likely to be the other main reasons for this influx. Hence, the State Government is making double efforts for preventions. Delhi is likely to witness around 15,000 daily cases during winters. There are more than 4.89 lakh overall cases reported along with 7,600 deaths.