Delhi, which had more or less brought Covid-19 under control, is witnessing fresh jump in Coronavirus cases from last week of August. The cases have seen an increase from 1,500 to 4,000 per day.
The Union Health Ministry said there are a total of 12,2793 COVID-19 cases in Delhi including 16031 active cases and 3628 deaths. Over one lakh people have been cured/discharged/migrated in the national capital.
This is the highest number of new cases to emerge in a single day in the city. On June 3 the city had recorded 1,513 infections.
Within days of making tall claims about Delhi government’s preparation, Chief Minister said that the capital is facing unprecedented situation and would require co-ordinated effort to contain the pandemic.
“The CDMO cum mission director central has mentioned that Sir Ganga Ram Hospital is still not using RT PCR app even till June 3, which is a clear violation of directions issued under Epidemic Disease Covid-19 Regulation 2020 Act,” the FIR stated.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who also holds the finance portfolio, said he has requested for the Rs 5,000 crore assistance from FM Sitharaman, in a letter written to her.
Taking to austerity measures, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has ordered all government departments to stop all expenditures except payment of salaries.
"Elections are over, it does not matter who you voted for, now all Delhiites are my family. I will work for everyone, be it from any party, any religion, caste or strata of society," said Kejriwal.
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