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“Have To Impose Lockdown If Hospital Beds Start Falling Short”: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Warns

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said that his govt does not want to put a lockdown. But due to the increase in the case, it has to impose some punishment.

 

New Delhi|The Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Delhi. According to a bulletin issued by the Health Department on Saturday, 10,732 new coronavirus patients were found in the last 24 hours. In view of the uncontrollable situation in Delhi due to Coronavirus, the Delhi government has imposed certain restrictions. Meanwhile, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday spoke about the number of beds, vaccinations and lockdown queries to deal with the situation.

CM Kejriwal said that the situation in Coronavirus is worrisome since November. At that time, 8000 cases were reported in one day. Now 10000 more cases are coming in a day. So the people have to be more cautious. He said that his govt does not want to put a lockdown. But due to the increase in the case, it has to impose some punishment. “This has been imposed to ensure the safety of the people. Lockdown may have to be done if beds in hospitals start to fall short,” Kejriwal said.

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Remove Age Limit On Vaccination

Speaking about vaccination, Delhi CM Kejriwal once again reiterated his request to remove age limit. Currently, only those above 45 years of age can get the vaccine. However, the Delhi govt has been proposing vaccination for everyone above 18 years of age. He said, “At present, people below 35 years are getting more infected. Therefore, everyone should get approval for vaccination.”

Kejriwal also spoke about the lack of beds in the city. He said that he has received complaints regarding the same. He said, “To check the availability of the beds, we had earlier released the app. With the help of that app, check the bed and go to the hospital.” Kejriwal appealed to people not to get admitted in more private hospitals, adding that beds in private hospitals are slightly less.

 

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