Arvind Kejriwal calls all-party meet to discuss Coronavirus situation in Delhi
New Delhi : With the highest number of single-day deaths due to coronavirus in the national capital on Wednesday, the authorities are looking for measures to curb the situation soon. 131 deaths were reported in last 24 hours, taking its overall death toll to 7,943. CM Arvind Kejriwal has called for an emergency all-party meeting to discuss the rising number of new coronavirus cases and deaths related to it.
Meanwhile, CM Arvind Kejriwal had announced that they have sent a proposal to the Centre to impose lockdown in the markets which are emerging as the hotspot for coronavirus spread in the national capital.
The government is also working to add 660 ICU beds in its hospitals in the next few days and the Railways will be providing coaches with 800 beds.
The record number of deaths in a day comes at a time when Delhi is already seeing spike in daily number of new coronavirus cases.
The highest single-day fatalities were reported in a day when Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia clarified that the Delhi government has no plan to impose a lockdown but will press some restrictions in market areas for some days to prevent the spread of COVID-19 cases. Soon after the Delhi government announced it would restrict the guests’ list in marriage ceremonies from 200 to only 50.
Meanwhile, the region also witnessed 7,486 new cases out of the 60,229 samples that were tested the previous day taking Delhi’s COVID infection tally to 5,03,084.