Two Genome Sequencing Labs To Be Set Up In Delhi For Detection Of New Variants: Kejriwal

With an expectation of the third wave of the novel coronavirus, 420 tonnes of oxygen storage capacity is being prepared, Kejriwal

Delhi Arvind Kejriwal announced Unlock 2.0 plan today as Coronavirus cases have been dipping in the Union Territory. Kejriwal in a press conference mentioned that the capital will continue with the lockdown but with relaxations in different sectors to help the economy gradually come on track

Kejriwal tweeted as he announced the Unlock 2.0 plan for Delhi saying, “Delhi has fought its battle against Corona with full strength, now is the time to bring the economy back on track gradually.”

Meanwhile, two genome sequencing labs are to be set up in Delhi for detection of new variants announced Kejriwal. Kejriwal also mentioned that Delhi is thinking ahead and will be ready to deal with the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

He added that a team of doctors and experts will be set up to examine the demand of medicines to tackle the WhatsApp forwards of medicines.

With an expectation of the third wave of the novel coronavirus, 420 tonnes of oxygen storage capacity is being prepared. We have also spoken to Indraprastha Gas limited to produce 150 tones of oxygen said Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

Kejriwal said we are preparing for the third wave of COVID-19 keeping in mind that 37,000 cases may be reported at its peak.

Talking about the unlocking process, private offices can be opened with 50 per cent manpower, should implement staggered timings, noted Kejriwal.

However, Delhi reported about 400 COVID-19 cases while the positivity rate is around 0.5 per cent

India has reported 1,20,529 Daily New Cases in the last 24 hours, its lowest in almost two months (last 58 days). The country has recorded less than 2 lakh Daily New Cases for 9 continuous days now. This is a result of collaborative efforts by the Centre and the States/UTs.

India has overtaken US in terms of the number of people who have received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine, stated the government on Friday and further intensified vaccination campaign is noted in the coming days.

Addressing a press conference, NITI Aayog Member (Health) V K Paul said 43 per cent of the 60 plus population has been covered with at least one dose and over 45 years, 37 per cent of the population has been covered. India, in terms of the number of people who received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, has administered 17.2 crore doses and the US which was leading the pack is 16.9 crore.

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