To Curb Covid, Delhi Steps Up Contact Tracing, Door-To-Door Surveys

COVID-19 CM holds meeting with market associations of Delhi

Violate these 4 Covid-19 rules and pay Rs 2000 fine in Delhi

The chief minister said that it was likely that the distribution plan of the vaccination will be prepared by the central government, but he would prefer "priority-based" vaccination which is "technical rather than political in nature". "The whole world is waiting for a vaccine".

Mr Kejriwal said that despite the rapid spread of Coronavirus in Delhi, "Our doctors, nurses, and medical staff have done commendable work".

The Delhi government cited the Supreme Court's July 2019 ruling in a criminal case pertaining to drunken driving had held that a auto or any other private passenger vehicle "shall be deemed to be a public place in view of the fact that when a private vehicle is passing through a public road, it can not be accepted that the public have no access to it". Then those with co-morbidities and vulnerable should get it. "It should be based on technical and not politics", he said. "I would prefer this".

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Saturday said that it would increase COVID-19 RT-PCR testing capacity, and house-to-house survey has begun in Delhi amidst a spike in COVID-19 cases.

The CM'S announcement comes at a time when the national capital is witnessing a high increase in novel coronavirus cases.

The Delhi Police PRO said that they haven't received any notification regarding the city government's November 18 decision to create greater deterrence by enhancing the fine from ₹500 to ₹2,000 and are continuing to enforce the earlier amount as of now. But if 200 people are entering a pond at a time, and even if just one of them is COVID-19 positive, all of the people will contract the infection.

"Had we admitted all these 25,000 patients to hospitals, we would not have enough beds in hospitals". At least 7,546 fresh cases were reported on Thursday.

On Thursday, the AAP government announced sweeping measures to control the situation including a steep Rs 2,000 fine for not wearing a mask, reservation of 80 per cent ICU beds in private hospitals, doubling testing centres in every district and postponement of non-critical surgeries at health facilities.

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