Entire Delhi not a Covid-19 hotspot: Health minister on lockdown relaxation

Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Saturday mentioned there are 92 hotspots within the capital however the whole metropolis is not a hotspot. Jain was replying to a question on whether or not the authorities was contemplating easing the curbs enforced to comprise the unfold of novel

Chief Minister had earlier this week mentioned the will proceed as normal within the capital and no relaxation of prohibitions can be allowed earlier than a overview assembly of specialists on April 27.

“There are 92 hotspots in Delhi. The total district or the whole metropolis is not (a hotspot),” he mentioned.

The well being minister additionally mentioned the speed at which coronavirus instances are doubling in Delhi has now slowed all the way down to 13 days, from a lesser variety of days earlier.

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Delhi has to date witnessed 2,514 coronavirus instances. These embody 138 individuals identified with Covid-19 on Friday, he mentioned.

Of all of the instances, 857 individuals have recovered fully, whereas 53 have died. Twenty-nine sufferers are within the ICU, the minister added.

On plasma remedy trials, Jain mentioned, “We have tried it on six patients. Two patients got it four days ago, two on Thursday and two on Friday. Those who got it four days ago have almost recovered. The results are encouraging.”

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The Union Ministry of Home Affairs issued a recent order Friday evening, permitting all retailers in rural areas to open.

“In urban areas, all standalone shops, neighborhood shops, and shops in residential complexes are allowed to open. Shops in markets/market complexes and shopping malls are not allowed to open,” the order mentioned.

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