Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday appealed to the Central government to immediately cancel all air services with Singapore, saying a new strain of coronavirus there is said to be “very dangerous” for children. This new strain of virus could invade India in the form of a third wave, he said in a tweet.
“The new form of coronavirus in Singapore is said to be very dangerous for children. It could reach Delhi in the form of a third wave. My appeal to the Central government: 1. Cancel all air services with Singapore with immediate effect 2. Work on vaccine alternatives for children on a priority basis,” Kejriwal said in a tweet in Hindi.
सिंगापुर में आया कोरोना का नया रूप बच्चों के लिए बेहद ख़तरनाक बताया जा रहा है, भारत में ये तीसरी लहर के रूप में आ सकता है।
केंद्र सरकार से मेरी अपील:
1. सिंगापुर के साथ हवाई सेवाएं तत्काल प्रभाव से रद्द हों
2. बच्चों के लिए भी वैक्सीन के विकल्पों पर प्राथमिकता के आधार पर काम हो
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) May 18, 2021
Delhi recorded 4,482 Covid-19 cases on Tuesday that is the lowest single-day rise since April 5, along with 265 deaths, and the positivity rate dropped to 6.89 per cent, according to the latest health bulletin released by the city government. Delhi had reported 4,524 cases and 340 fatalities on Monday, while the positivity rate was 8.42 per cent.
The situation of Covid-19 in Delhi has been showing signs of improvements over the past few days with the number of cases and positivity rate declining slowly. According to government data, the number of infections reported Tuesday is the lowest since April 5 when 3,548 people were diagnosed with the disease. Out of 24,305 hospital beds, 9,906 are vacant, according to the bulletin.