No plan for lockdown in Delhi, says Kejriwal amid Covid surge

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (File photo)

New Delhi (NVI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said that Delhi is going through its fourth wave of Covid-19 but the government is not planning to impose a lockdown for now.

Speaking about the prevailing Covid-19 situation in Delhi, Kejriwal said the national capital has seen a surge in daily cases in recent weeks. “On March 16, Delhi reported 425 new Covid-19 cases. Today this figure has risen to over 3,500 cases.”

The Delhi CM was addressing a press conference after holding an urgent meeting with Health Minister Satyendar Jain along with his department officials to prepare an action plan to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in view of rising cases.

He said, “Delhi is going through its fourth wave, COVID-19 cases are increasing exponentially, this is worrying. But don’t worry, we are keeping a tight watch on things.”

“We will concentrate on testing, tracking, and isolating, please follow covid-19 precautions,” said Delhi CM, adding, “There is no plan for lockdown.”

Kejriwal further said, “We are focusing on the COVID-19 vaccination, 71,000 vaccinations were done in Delhi yesterday.”

During his address, he once again pushed for opening up the vaccination drive to all age groups, saying, “Centre should allow states to vaccinate everyone on war footing. Need to involve non-healthcare facilities in inoculation drive.”

Vaccines are currently being given out to only frontline workers and those above 45.

-CHK