Today, Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi’s CM said that Delhites should not be scared of the virus, as the state government is 4 steps ahead of the virus. He added that this is a matter of concern but nothing to be scared of.
The CM further indicated that the whole country cannot be put under permanent lockdown. There is a nationwide lockdown, till May 31, in place to halt the spread of the coronavirus disease.
Kejriwal said that the centre, Delhi, is seeing a huge rise in COVID-19 cases. He further said, “But there is nothing to worry about, I assure you that we are fully prepared. We cannot be in permanent lockdown.”
In Delhi, coronavirus cases rose to 17,386 today, and there have been 398 deaths. Throughout the nation, Maharashtra records the highest number of COVID-19 cases followed by Tamil Nadu, Delhi, and Gujarat.
Kejriwal: Most Of The People Are Recovering, And They Are Recovering At Home. There Is No Need To Panic
Delhi’s CM informed that among all the COVID-19 patients in Delhi, only 2100 are in hospitals, rest are in home isolation. Adding the CM said 6,500 beds are ready and another 9,500 beds will be ready by next week.
“Most of the people are recovering, and they are recovering at home. There is no need to panic,” said Kejriwal.
On Thursday, Delhi recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases in a single day. It reported 1,024 infections in a single day.
Patients with moderate symptoms will be kept in five hotels which are now used as “extended COVID hospitals”.
Those five hotels include JW Marriot, IBIS, and Le Meridien. Two of the 10 hotels — Hotel Sheraton in Saket and Hotel Surya in NFC — will also serve as COVID hospital.
Further, on Friday, Delhi’s health minister, Satyendra Jain in a digital press conference said that the government can handle more than 1,000 cases in a day.
To prevent panic among the asymptomatic COVID patients, the government advised them to prefer home quarantine over getting admitted in the hospital. Moreover, the Delhi government on Friday evening also aired a video on news channels, informing people about the dos and don’ts of home quarantine.