Delhi witnessing third wave of COVID-19: Kejriwal

Kejriwal orders to reduce rate of Covid RT-PCR test in Delhi
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (File photo)

New Delhi (NVI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said a third wave of coronavirus is now sweeping through the city and the government is preparing for all contingencies.

While inspecting the process of converting stubble to fertiliser at Hiranki village, Delhi CM said, “For some time now, Delhi has seen an increase in the number of the coronavirus cases. We may refer to it as the third wave. We are holding a review meeting tomorrow over this.”

There would soon also be a decision on the use of firecrackers in the city during the festival season, Kejriwal said.

He said authorities are preparing to ensure there is no shortage of hospital beds during any emergencies.

The CM also said that the Delhi government would move the Supreme Court (SC) to vacate the stay imposed by the Delhi high court (HC) on the city administration’s order of reserving 80 per cent of the intensive care unit (ICU) beds for Covid-19 patients in 33 private hospitals.

Kejriwal’s statement came after Delhi reported 6,725 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday and the overall tally went past 4,00,000.

-CHK