Effects of Diwali, Durga Puja and elections on Covid-19 outbreak may be visible soon, says govt

The Union health ministry on Tuesday said that Centre is taking urgent actions to control Covid-19 outbreak in Delhi by taking number of measures like increasing overall beds including ICU beds, double testing to 1-1.2 lakh per day, enforce quarantine of contacts, enforce containment zone SOPs among others.

Moving swiftly, health ministry has announced that manpower in the national capital will be increased to inspect nearly 4,000 containment areas in Delhi following the government-induced Standard Operating Procedures.

Niti Aayog’s Dr VK Paul said that the limit of ICU beds will be increased from 3500 ICU beds to 6000 ICU beds in next few days.

Effects of polls, Durga Puja, Diwali may be seen in coming weeks. We have to keep watching new cases very carefully: Govt

The health ministry officials said that October trend was marked with record high Covid-19 tally and while Delhi has reported fewer cases in the last 48 hours, a conclusion cannot be derived yet. “Average daily test trajectory was increased after June in Delhi. Number of Covid-19 cases declined in mid-August. Since October number of cases are at a record high. Fewer cases have been detected in the last 48 hours but we can’t come to a conclusion now,” Union health ministry secretary Rajesh Bhushan said.

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