Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said the Covid-19 situation in the national capital should come under control in 7 to 10 days. He also said that his government is taking several steps in this regard.
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Kejriwal also said that pollution is the “biggest” reason behind the spike in coronavirus cases in the city.
“Covid-19 cases have been increasing for the last few days. I am also concerned about it. We have been taking all the appropriate measures to control it. We are considering taking more steps next week. I think the situation should come under control in 7 to 10 days and the cases should start decreasing,” he said during a press conference.
“Pollution is the biggest reason behind the spike in COVID-19 cases in Delhi. We had the situation under control until October 20,” the CM said.
Citing a report, Kejriwal also said that the anti-stubble solution prepared by the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa, decomposed 70 to 95 percent of crop residue in 24 villages in Delhi.
The Delhi government will submit the report along with a petition to Commission for Air Quality Management in the National Capital Region (NCR) and adjoining areas, and urge it to issue directions to all state governments to implement it.
Kejriwal’s remark came a day after Delhi recorded its highest single-day spike in coronavirus deaths. Delhi, during the last 24 hours recorded its highest single-day death due to covid-19 after 104 patients succumbed to the infection, pushing its overall death tally to 7,332.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Delhi High Court’s order allowing the AAP government to reserve 80 per cent of ICU beds for Covid-19 patients in 33 private hospitals came as a shot in the arm for the city dispensation which was struggling to ramp up health infrastructure in view of a sudden spike in cases.
The national capital had recorded its highest single-day spike of 8,593 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, while 85 deaths linked to the disease were recorded on that day.
Coronavirus cases in Delhi have registered a sudden spike since October 28 when the daily infection breached the 5,000-mark for the first time and it crossed the 8,000-mark on Thursday, also for the first time.