Delhi may make mask mandatory, DDMA meeting today
With Covid cases going up in Delhi with the city reporting 671 cases in the last 24 hours, chances are that mask is likely to be made mandatory again in the city.
The Tuesday Covid number in the city is the highest in more than two months. And now all eyes are on the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) meeting today.
Sources said the DDMA meeting is likely to discuss the mandatory use of face masks.
Doctors said the cases are expected to surge in the coming days, reported the media, however, they said the current trends are not worrying as most of the cases are mild and due to the Omicron XE variant.
“The variant has more transmissibility but is causing mild infection. It is causing upper respiratory infection and not lower respiratory infection,” said Dr Jugal Kishore, head of community Medicine, Safdurjung hospital.
“The recent surge in Covid cases does not seem to be because of any change in the virus variant as of now. The Covid numbers are more because of the sudden lack of Covid-appropriate behaviour,” said Dr Ekta Gupta, a virologist at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi.
After the cases had declined in Delhi, the government had lifted Covid curbs.