“We are expecting somewhere around 20,000-22,000 new Covid-19 cases in Delhi. The positivity rate has been around 24-25 per cent for the past two days. We are enforcing strict restrictions like night curfew in Delhi out of compulsion,” said Kejriwal.
On January 10, the numbers were below 20,000 which were attributed to weekend curfew imposed in Delhi and most of the residents were inside. He said most cases in the third wave were showing mild symptoms compared to the deadly second wave last year driven by the Delta variant.
“Omicron is milder but highly contagious,” Kejriwal said.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain said cases in the city may peak in the next 48 hours or “definitely this week”.
“The peak has already arrived, or will come in a day or two. It (peak) will happen this week definitely. Cases should start falling after that. But it’s possible we may enforce another curfew just to remind people not to lower their guard,” Jain told NDTV on Monday.All private offices in Delhi have been ordered to shut down and send their employees into Work-From Home. Restaurants and bars have also been shut and only takeaways and home deliveries are allowed.