During the summit, Kejriwal said despite the "severe third wave" of coronavirus in Delhi, the situation has not gone out of control as the city government has aggressively been following testing, tracing, isolation and other things under the "Delhi Model". "Everyone is equal and everyone's life is important", Kejriwal said at The Hindustan Times Leadership Summit (HTLS), 2020.
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has increased RT-PCR testing capacity from 27,000 tests per day to 37,200 on the directions of the Home Minister, said the official, adding 30,735 RT-PCR samples were collected in Delhi on November 19 as compared to 12,055 RT-PCR samples on November 15.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government announced a host measures on Thursday to prevent the COVID-19 spread in the capital. Go to public places n distribute free masks to those not wearing a mask.
Coronavirus cases have started increasing rapidly in the national capital, due to which the Kejriwal government has made a decision to adopt effective measures to control this. Six districts in Delhi have more more than 400 COVID-19 containment zones - 743 (southwest), 705 (south), 587 (west), 543 (southeast), 490 (central Delhi) and 445 (northwest), according to the official data. The aim is to identify people with Covid-like symptoms, create a comprehensive database and then get them tested. The survey will cover over 57 lakh people in containment zones, dense areas and identified clusters of virus transmission, officials said.
"The whole world is eagerly waiting for a vaccine, the Delhi government is too".
The Delhi government cited the Supreme Court's July 2019 ruling in a criminal case pertaining to drunken driving had held that a auto or any other private passenger vehicle "shall be deemed to be a public place in view of the fact that when a private vehicle is passing through a public road, it can not be accepted that the public have no access to it". If they ask for our suggestion. there should not be VIP or non-VIP categories when it comes to giving vaccination to people. "It should be based on technical and not politics", he said.
As many as 7,546 new Coronavirus cases and 98 fatalities were reported on Thursday, taking the total positive cases to 5,10,630 and 8,041 deaths.
Covid-19 cases in Delhi started to rise after October 20.