In view of rising Covid-19 cases, the Delhi government has decided to impose a night curfew from 10 pm to 5 am with immediate effect. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said that the capital was going through the fourth wave of coronavirus but a lockdown was not an option being considered yet.
He had told reporters, “As per the current situation, we are not considering imposing a lockdown. We are closely monitoring the situation and such a decision will only be taken after due public consultation.”
— ANI (@ANI) April 6, 2021
About 3,548 new cases were recorded in Delhi on Monday along with 15 deaths. However, many states and the Indian Medical Association have urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to open vaccinations for all citizens aged above 18 as coronavirus cases continue to spike in the country. At present, vaccination is available for all those above 45 years of age.
“Vaccination against COVID stands as a single evidence-based resource for us to restrict the cases by raising the personal immune response and pave way for herd immunity to decrease the severity of the disease. We have covered total 7.91 crores of population with Covid vaccination to date, out of which 6.86 crores have received their first inoculation & 1.05 crores with the second dose. In view of the rapid spread of the second wave of the disease, we suggest that our vaccination strategy needs to be geared up with immediate effect on war foot,” the association said.
Apart from letting down the age limit the association also suggested walk-in COVID vaccination should be available for all and that too for free according to their nearest possible place and private sector family clinics also shall be included actively in the vaccination drive along with private hospitals
“Vaccination certificate shall be made a mandatory certificate for entering into public places and receive products under public distribution system. As there is an acute spurt of this disease as a measure to immediately break the chain, limited period continuous lockdown shall be implemented especially for all the non-essential areas like cinema, cultural and religious events, sports.”