No plan for lockdown in Delhi yet, says Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal made an announcement that there is no plan for lockdown in Delhi, and they will be no need fr one if people wear masks.

He made the statement on the rapidly rising Covid-19 cases in Delhi in the past two weeks. On Saturday, the Capital reported 20,181 new Covid-19 cases and seven deaths due to the disease. This was the highest single-day rise in new cases since May 5, according to NDTV.

The rise in cases is believed to be linked to the highly-transmissible Omicron variant of Covid-19.

The chief minister said that Delhi is expected to report about 22,000 new coronavirus cases on Sunday. He added that while the rising cases are a cause for worry, there is no need to panic.

Kejriwal said that in the previous Covid wave, about 20,000 infections were reported on May 7. “But on May 7, there were 341 deaths, while yesterday, there were seven fatalities,” he said. “There should not be even one [death], but this is a point of comparison.”

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