No Lockdown In Delhi, 3rd Wave Has Passed: Health Minister
New Delhi: There will not be another lockdown in Delhi despite an increase in COVID-19 cases.
State Health Minister Satyendar Jain claimed that the third wave of COVID-19 had already peaked and the gains from lockdown were similar to that of wearing masks.
“There is no chance of a lockdown,” Jain said on Monday. “I can tell you today that the peak of Delhi’s third wave is gone,” he added. About closing markets, he said, “It has not even been considered. The festival is over, the crowds will get thinner now on.”
The daily cases have surged in the last 13 days. On November 11, the country’s capital saw an all-time high of 8,593 cases.
On November 5, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had acknowledged the third wave of COVID-19 and said his government was prepping up for all contingencies, including increasing ICU beds.
The number of cases could rise to an average of 15,000 cases a day in the winter, according to a central government estimate.