New Delhi: Amid the threat of Omicron variant of Covid-19, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said the Delhi Government was prepared to handle one lakh coronavirus cases daily and has created a capacity to conduct three lakh tests every day.
Addressing the media after a high-level meeting with officials on Covid-19, Arvind Kejriwal urged people to stay at home in isolation and not to rush hospital if they experience mild symptoms of coronavirus.
"We have created a capacity to conduct three lakh Covid-19 tests daily. With our preparations, we can handle as many as one lakh daily coronavirus cases if such a situation arises. We are strengthening our home isolation management protocol," he added.
"We appeal to persons with mild symptoms to stay at home, don't rush to the hospital. Under our home isolation module, our healthcare workers will visit patients at their residence, conduct tele-counselling and also give a kit containing oximeter etc to them," he said.
The Delhi Chief Minister said the government was increasing the manpower and also arranging 15 oxygen tankers. "We are increasing our manpower, stocking medicines for the coming few months. We are arranging medical oxygen and 15 oxygen tankers will be delivered to us in the next three weeks," said the Delhi CM.
He said according to the sero survey, 95 per cent of people in Delhi had already been infected with Covid-19 and they had developed antibodies.
"We think that in Delhi we will not see a surge in cases this time because according to the sero survey, 95 per cent of people in Delhi have already been infected with Covid-19 and they have developed antibodies. At least 99 per cent have received their first dose of the vaccine while more than 70 per cent are administered with second doses. We think that the cases will be less, but if we see a surge then we are ready to handle it," he added.
As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, there are 64 Omicron cases in the national capital. The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) issued orders to all District Magistrates and District Deputy Commissioners of Police to ensure that no cultural event, gatherings, and congregations are taking place for celebrating Christmas or New Year in Delhi.