Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal assured citizens that the state government was four steps ahead of the deadly COVID-19 and so there was nothing to be scared of.
“It is a matter of concern but it is nothing to be scared of. I assure you that your government is four steps ahead of coronavirus,” said CM Kejriwal on Saturday.
He also noted that the country cannot be on a nationwide lockdown permanently. “Delhi is witnessing a surge in Covid-19 cases, we accept it. But there is nothing to worry about, I assure you that we are fully prepared. We cannot be in a permanent lockdown,” said Kejriwal.
Delhi, which was fourth in the list has climbed to the third spot after reporting more than 1,000 cases of COVID-19 on Friday for the second day in a row. The national capital's infection tally reached 17,386 on Saturday. While 7,846 people have recovered, 398 died due to the disease.
Kejriwal said that out of the total coronavirus cases in the national capital, only 2100 are in hospitals, while the rest are undergoing treatment at their homes. The CM said 6,500 beds are ready and another 9,500 beds will be ready by next week.
“Most of the people are recovering, and they are recovering at home. There is no need to panic,” said Kejriwal.
On Friday, while speaking at a digital press conference, Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain said the government was “fully geared up” to handle more than 1,000 cases a day.