Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has asserted that the spread of COVID-19 is “quite under control” in the city. And further stressed that even if coronavirus cases go up to 100 per day in Delhi, arrangements are in place to tackle the situation.
Addressing a digital press conference, Kejriwal informed that a five-member panel of doctors, headed by S K Sarin, had submitted its report, prescribing the standard operating procedure for dealing with a situation involving 100, 500 and up to 1,000 new coronavirus patients per day. Sarin is the head of the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences.
“We are removing shortcomings and making preparations to deal with a situation of up to 1,000 coronavirus cases per day,” he said.
The national capital has so far reported 39 coronavirus cases out of which 29 contracted the infection during foreign travel and infected others on their return, Kejriwal said.
The chief minister said he hopes that the number of cases would come down in the coming days.
In another press conference on Friday evening, Kejriwal, who was flanked by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, said the spread of the novel coronavirus is “quite under control” in the national capital so far.
The Aam Aadmi Party government, however, is readying itself so that even if the number of infected cases increases sharply, the administration is prepared to respond, he said.
The chief minister assured people that medical staff were ready to tackle the situation even if the cases go up at a rate of 100 per day, and there was adequate medicines and testing kits.