New Delhi: Health Minister Satyendra Jain never predicted a lockdown in the national capital. He further announced that people can now get vaccinated against COVID-19 without registering in the city.
Speaking on the Delhi government’s action plan to deal with the increasing number of Kovid-19 infections, Satyendra Jain said, “Earlier some cases were less, but now it has increased. So we increased the number of tests every day to 85,000-90,000. Which is more than 5% of the national average. We are doing contract tracing and also quarantining people. “
He said, “Hospitals have a sufficient number of beds. Now about 20% of the beds are full, while 80% are empty. We are monitoring this, if occupancy increases, we will increase the number of beds.”
Delhi’s Health Minister stressed that people are facing difficulty in registering for vaccination, as many are not tech-savvy. Even if they get registered they get busy and do not reach the centers.
Jain announced that the Delhi government has decided to vaccinate from 3 pm to 9 pm without registration.
Talking about the possibility of lockdown in the national capital, he confirmed, “So far, there is no possibility of lockdown. Earlier, it was said that this is a 14-day cycle between infection and recovery. Experts said that If all activity is stopped for 21 days, it will not spread. The lockdown was extended, but it did not stop completely. “
Delhi’s Health Minister said, “So I don’t think lockdown is the solution.”
In Delhi, 1,534 new Kovid-19 cases, 971 patients were cured and 9 died on Friday. The number of total cases 6,551, active cases 6,37,238 and total number of people recovering has increased to 6,54,276. However, the number of deaths, including new deaths, rose to 10,987.