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CM Arvind Kejriwal promises no lockdown in Delhi amid COVID-19 surge

11/01/2022 at 6:29 PM

New Delhi, Jan 11: Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that there will be no lockdown in the national capital despite the rapid increase in the Covid-19 cases in Delhi fueled by the Omicron variant.

Kejriwal during the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) meeting held on Monday also requested Central government officials to extend restrictions to the entire National Capital Region (NCR).

“About 22,000 Covid-19 cases with a positivity rate of 24-25% in the last few days…Don’t worry, we will not impose lockdown…At the DDMA meet we requested Central govt officials to cover the entire NCR for restrictions, they assured us on the same,” Kejriwal said while addressing media.

Kejriwal was also seen praising the Covid-19 preparations at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital (LNJP). “It is the country’s best hospital. It has treated over 22,000 patients so far,” he said while referring to LNPJ.

“Delhi has the capacity to set up 37,000 beds with 11,000 ICU beds.” He added.

Meanwhile, the DDMA ordered the private offices except essential services to shift to work from home and banned seating in restaurants and bars.

The order came as the positivity rate in the capital reached 25 percent after 19,166 fresh Covid-19 cases were logged on Monday

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