The surge in Covid-19 cases across the country at the moment has the potential to defeat India’s health care infrastructure. This was mentioned by the Union government in a warning to states. The situation becomes even more worrisome as the national positivity rate passed 5% for the first time since the month of October. This indicates the severity of the ongoing second wave.
Delhi has now seen over 3,000 daily Covid-19 cases over the past three days. As a result, Dilwalon ki Dilli is now in the topmost ten cities across the country with the highest rate of this disease.
“This is another wave, and it’s in our hands how big or small we want it to be and how quickly we want it to end. In many ways, this is a situation we have got ourselves into.” Isn’t it pretty evident? We see the large gatherings, no masks, no sanitization, and no following social distancing. The Delhi Police has found many violations in night clubs and restaurants.
People are taking this situation very lightly.
“For some time now, the cases will increase. This is because of the surge in the neighbouring states as well.” These are the words of the famous, AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria. He also says that the Delhi Covid-19 spike is mainly among the young.
The Arvind-Kejriwal administration has made a fantastic decision. It is to keep one-third of the vaccination centres open at all Delhi government hospitals round-the-clock. The idea of opening up vaccinations 24×7, as said by one of the officials, ensures that working persons get a fair opportunity to get the shot. They end up going only during the weekends when they have to wait for long.
Hoping that this move will ensure less burden on the centres during weekends.
The Delhi government has finally decided to impose a night curfew given these growing cases. In the last 24 hours, Delhi has reported 3,548 new Covid cases. Not only this, the test positivity rate is 5.54 per cent. Seeing this, Delhi has imposed a 10 pm to 5 am night curfew until April’s last day, today.
During these curfew hours, those going for immunization and the movement of essential services will be allowed with e-passes, officials said. Doctors, nurses, other medical staff, and journalists will be allowed on the streets with ID cards. Exceptions will also be made for expecting women and those requiring treatment. Allowance is given to people travelling to or from the airport, trains or buses. This is only when they show their tickets.