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Coronavirus Delhi: Health Minister Satyendar Jain clarifies stand on lockdown

By Rajan Nath -- March 27, 2021 1:58 pm -- Updated:March 27, 2021 2:02 pm

While coronavirus cases in Delhi have been rising, the State Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Saturday issued a clarification on the enforcement of lockdown in the national capital.

He said that there has been no possibility of lockdown in Delhi as of now. "First, it was said that it's a 14-day cycle between infection and recovery," he said, adding that experts said if all activities close for 21 days, it won't spread.

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While coronavirus cases in Delhi have been rising, Satyendar Jain issued clarification on enforcement of lockdown in the national capital.

"Lockdown was extended but it didn't stop completely. So I don't think lockdown is a solution," said Satyendar Jain while talking about the current situation of coronavirus in Delhi.

Adding, he said that there were fewer cases earlier but it has increased now. So, we have increased the number of testings and conducting 85,000-90,000 tests every day, which was more than 5 percent of the national average, he added.

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While coronavirus cases in Delhi have been rising, Satyendar Jain issued clarification on enforcement of lockdown in the national capital.

"We are also doing contact tracing and isolation," he stated.

Meanwhile, hospitals in the national capital have a sufficient number of beds as of now while the occupancy was around 20 percent now, and 8 percent of the beds were unoccupied, he informed. "We are monitoring this, if occupancy increases, we will increase the number of beds," he said.

While coronavirus cases in Delhi have been rising, Satyendar Jain issued clarification on enforcement of lockdown in the national capital.

Furthermore, he said that people were facing difficulty in registration for vaccination as many people weren't tech-savvy. "Even if they get registered they get busy and don't reach centers. So, the Govt has decided to keep 3 pm-9 pm as a window when people can go for vaccination without registration, he said.

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