Is Delhi Witnessing COVID Plateau? Health Minister Satyendar Jain’s Latest Forecast May Indicate So

By      24-Jan 2022       Reading Time: 4 Mins

Is Delhi Witnessing COVID Plateau? Health Minister Satyendar Jain’s Latest Forecast May Indicate So

As we all know that COVID spreads easily thus social distancing becomes a critical issue and people have to be vigilant about their safety. Furthermore, it becomes an arduous challenge where population is difficult to control and such is the case of Delhi.

Since Covid-19 pandemic has emerged, the government has been keeping a close watch over the rising and declining graph of covid cases.

Delhi has been experiencing a spurt in Covid-19 & Omicron variant cases from the past couple of months.

This peak has bought a silver lining as from the past few days the Covid cases have witnessed steep fall.

Top epidemiologist Dr. Giridhar Babu quoted that, “Based on various mathematical models, the Omicron wave will last in India until the last week of January or early February. The next couple of weeks is pretty crucial for India”.

The department of clinical virology at the Institute of Live and Billary Sciences(ILBS), which has been conducting genome sequences for Covid -19 has found evidence of early community transmission of the variant in the capital.

The current covid scenario in Delhi:

Delhi’s government has put a yellow alert amidst Omicron. This means that there will be a complete ban on social/ entertainment/ religious/ political/ festival-related gatherings such as schools, educational institutes, cinema halls, banquet halls, auditoriums, spas, and gyms.

Sports complexes, stadiums,(except for national and international events) will remain closed. However, shops selling essential goods will remain open on all days and shops selling non-essential goods will operate on an odd-even formula. Restaurants (8AM to 10PM), bars(noon to 10PM), metro, and buses will operate at 50% capacity. There will be night curfew form 10PM to 5AM every day and complete lockdown on weekends.

On Tuesday the capital witnessed 165 new Omicron cases. Delhi recorded 331 fresh coronavirus cases, while the positivity rate mounted to 0.68 percent. Delhi logs 13785 covid cases on Wednesday, with 16,580 people recovering from the virus. The positivity rate on Wednesday was 23.86%

Statement by The Health Minister of Delhi:

The Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said that “the hospital admissions in the capital have not risen in the past 5-6 days and more than 85 % of beds are vacant”. He added that the positivity rate is expected to be around 30 %. Hopefully, everything will be under control soon but till that happens we all need to keep up with safety measures.

Over to you:

This doesn’t mean that the government will lift any kind of curbs soon. Stay home unless it’s important or urgent. Help everyone by helping yourself!

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