NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday that the national capital is ready to deal if 100 COVID-19 cases arrive per day. However, so far the tally is four to five patients per day.
Kejriwal said in a digital press conference that a five-doctor committee was formed that has submitted its report to the government. Talking about the preparations, the Delhi CM said, "They have planned and submitted a report on what should be our preparations if the cases increase in three categories -- If daily 100 cases are coming; if daily 500 cases are coming and; if daily 1,000 cases are coming."
He further added, "The current preparations we have so far is sufficient if the cases increases to 100 per day. If the number increases to more than 100 daily, we have to make preparations and the plan is ready for it. The preparations include increasing the number of ventilators, beds, ICU beds, testing capacity, ambulances and other things."
Further speaking on the preparedness, Kejriwal said that the government will soon be ready to tackle 1000 cases per day. He said, "We will soon be ready for dealing with 1,000 patients per day. Although, I pray that this situation does not come. But we have to be ready."
Even after the country is in complete lockdown, that started from Tuesday midnight, India's positive cases for the novel coronavirus keep on increasing. The cases have reached 39 in Delhi till Friday morning.
According to the Health Department reports, 12,703 passengers were under home quarantine whereas 4,513 passengers have completed their quarantine period of 14 days. The Health Department further said, "A total of 1,173 passengers are quarantined at the Government facilities."
Out of the 39 cases in the national capital, 29 people had travel histories whereas 10 have come in contact with infected ones. four new cases were reported between Wednesday and Thursday.