Arvind Kejriwal says Delhi hit by coronavirus third wave
In a significant development, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said the national capital is witnessing the third wave of coronavirus. Delhi has been witnessing a record surge in fresh COVID-19 cases.
The capital recorded 6,700 fresh COVID-19 cases for the first time on November 3, taking the infection tally in the national capital to over 4 lakh. This is the first time when the number of daily cases has crossed the 6000-mark.
"There has been a rise in COVID-19 cases. We can call this the third wave of COVID cases here," ANI quoted Kejriwal as saying. We are monitoring the situation, and will take all necessary actions, the Chief Minister added.
The sudden spike in coronavirus cases comes amid the festive season and rising pollution level.
The Centre had attributed the sudden surge in daily incidences in the last few days to greater movement of people during the festive season and laxity in adhering to safety norms.