No reimposition of lockdown in Delhi, 3rd wave has passed its peak: Satyendar Jain

No reimposition of lockdown in Delhi, 3rd wave has passed its peak: Satyendar Jain

Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain has said there is no chance of another lockdown in the national capital and added that the third wave in the city has already passed its peak.

Jain said another lockdown will not be an effective step and said, “Wearing of masks by everyone will be more beneficial.” Satyendar Jain went on to say that the third wave of Covid-19 has passed its peak in Delhi in November. “The third wave of COVID-19 has passed its peak in Delhi,” he added.

The Delhi health minister said people should not lose hope and urged them to protect themselves better as the threat from Covid-19 is not yet over.

Jain’s statement comes at a time when the national capital has seen a sharp spike in coronavirus cases. A national capital also faced a shortage of ICU beds at hospitals after cases saw a record spike ahead of Diwali.

While a lower number of cases were recorded on Sunday, it could be due to the fact that just 21,000 tests were conducted on November 14.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday took stock of the coronavirus situation in the national capital in the wake of the recent spike in cases.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain and senior officers of the central government attended the meeting chaired by Amit Shah.

After the meeting, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the Centre has assured that around 750 ICU beds will be arranged at a DRDO centre and daily testing in Delhi will be scaled up to 1-1.25 lakh.