Delhi prepared to fight with Omicron, Centre must start booster shots: Arvind Kejriwal
New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that the government is ready to deal with Omicron variant in the national capital, asking people not to panic even if the number of cases increase in coming days. So far, 24 cases of coronavirus have been registered in Delhi.
"We have adequate arrangements at hospitals if there is any spread of new Covid variant. Experts say Omicron is a mild variant of Covid. The number of hospitalisations and deaths are fairly low because of Omicron," CM Arvind Kejriwal said after a meeting to discuss the new variant threat.
He also urged the Centre to provide booster shots so that people can be protected against the coronavirus and its variants.
"I appeal to the Central government to let people of Delhi get a booster dose of the vaccine. We will first give the booster dose to all health workers and then to all residents of Delhi," he said.
The appeal comes a day after Delhi registered more than 100 cases of coronavirus, highest in last six months.
The spike in cases is being recorded amid the Omicron scare in Delhi as the total number of patients infected with the latest variant of coronavirus jumped by 12 on Friday to reach 22.