COVID-19 testing more than tripled in Delhi: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi (NVI): COVID-19 testing has been increased to more than triple — going up from 5,000 to 18,000 tests a day — and people should not face any difficulties now, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said today as coronavirus cases near 60,000 in the national capital.

While addressing a virtual press conference, Kejriwal said that all those under home-isolation will be provided with pulse oximeters to measure oxygen levels in every few hours.

As the death figures in the country took a massive jump, Kejriwal said breathing difficulty and low oxygen levels in the blood are the most common complications of the infection.

The Delhi government and the Centre are working together to stem COVID-19 spread in the national capital, he added.

The Centre has taken up the matter and the two governments have held a series of meetings on the issue.

“We are fighting two wars against China – at the border and against the virus which came from China. Our 20 brave soldiers didn’t back down. Even we won’t retreat and win both the wars,” Kejriwal said.

He further added, “The entire country stands together with our doctors and soldiers who are fighting on the two fronts. There should be no politics on this.”

Delhi has recorded more than 3,000 positive cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours taking the total number of cases to 59,746. Out of this, there are 25,000 active cases, while around 33,000 people have recovered from the deadly virus.

-CHK