Covid-19 effect in Country Capital-Delhi

Report By: Tanishka Vats-clipper28

The Covid -19 pandemic was confirmed in the Indian union territory of Delhi,with the first case reported on 2 March 2020.On 22 March,Delhi observed a 14-hour voluntary public curfew named Janata curfew along with 75 district in India at the directive from PM,prior to his order of nationwide lockdown for 21 days from 24 March 2020.

Thousands of migrants from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar gathered in Anand Vihar Bus Station on 29 March 2020.More than 3000 people from a religious gathering in Nizamuddin Markaz Mosque in Nizamuddin west area were quarantined after suspected contact with infected people. 1300 Tablighi were found stuck including foreigners in Markaz.

It was reported that air quality index of Delhi improved on 28 March 2020 after the lockdown and reduced vehicular movements.Delhi’s COVID-19 tally crossed the 15,000 mark on May 27,Wednesday.

With 792 fresh Coronavirus infections reported in the last 24 hours, the city today recorded the highest spike in fresh Coronavirus cases in a single day taking the tally to 15,257.The Coronavirus death toll in Delhi mounted to 303.

According to the official data available,Delhi has a total of 7690 active cases of COVID-19.Delhi has been reporting 500 or more fresh cases every day for more than a week.However,this is the first time that the national capital has recorded over 700 cases in a day.

The daily bulletin released by the Delhi health department confirmed that the death toll from COVID-19 infection has risen to 303.

“Total 792 new cases were reported and the positive cases in the city reached 15,257.At least 7,264 patients have recovered from Coronavirus so far in Delhi while 7,690 cases are active,” the Health Department said.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on May 25 said that he expected a slight increase in the Coronavirus cases due to the several relaxations given during the lockdown 4.0 period. The Delhi CM, however, said that the situation was under control and his administration is ready to deal with any situation.

“It has been one week since the (fourth phase) lockdown began.After one week,I can say that the situation is still under control and there is no need to panic,” Kejriwal had said,adding, “I will be concerned when two things happen.First,there is significant increase in death cases and second thing is collapse of health care system due to sudden spike in cases due to which no bed is available in hospitals.”

According to the latest figures on the website of the Union Health Ministry,the total number of COVID-19 cases has climbed to 1,51,767 in the country.The death toll due to COVID-19 has climbed to 4,337. The number of active Coronavirus cases stands at 83,004 and 64,425 people have recovered so far.

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