Home/ News / 'Delhi govt on alert', says minister as Covid cases go up

The Delhi government held a meeting on Thursday as Covid-19 cases climbed to 300 for the first time since August, while the positivity rate spiked to 13.89 per cent. After the meeting, Health Minister Saurabh Bharadwaj said that the government is on alert and the Covid-19 situation in Delhi is being monitored closely.

The meet came a day after Delhi's Covid-19 cases climbed to 300 for the first time since August 31 last year, while the positivity rate rose to 13.89 per cent, according to data shared by the city health department. Two Covid-related deaths were also reported on Wednesday.

“We are on alert, the Covid-19 situation in Delhi is being closely monitored," Saurabh Bharadwaj said.

The Delhi minister also said that the new strain of Covid-19 is being monitored closely but, nothing worrisome has been found on the genome sequencing, yet. “Samples sent for genome sequencing, nothing worrisome found so far, the new strain being monitored," he said.

Saurabh Bharadwaj also assured people that there was no need to panic since the hospitalization rate was low. He said

The meeting saw the attendance of senior health department officials, medical directors of state-run hospitals, epidemiologists and virologists.

"We reviewed the situation. We have asked hospitals to advise coronavirus tests to those who are symptomatic. People visiting hospitals should wear masks," he said.

CM Arvind Kejriwal will be holding a review meeting on the Covid-19 situation in Delhi. Saurabh Bharadwaj said that Arvind Kejriwal will be briefed by the health department will on Friday on the situation following which he will issue directions to the government.

"The chief minister will also be briefed about the Covid situation in other states and how they are tackling the rise in cases," he added.

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Updated: 30 Mar 2023, 03:15 PM IST
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