Night curfew temporary, to avoid unnecessary crowds: Jain
The night curfew in Delhi from 10 pm to 5 am has been done to avoid unnecessary crowds that could cause the virus to spread, according to Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain.
He said the curfew was done temporarily and the impact will be analysed. He said people talk in extremes, some are in favour of a lockdown and some are not, therefore there has to be a middle ground.
Jain addressed a press conference to update on the ongoing situation of the pandemic in Delhi. He said Delhi saw 5,100 positive cases and 103453 tests were conducted. The positivity rate was at 4.93%. Delhi’s positivity rate is looming at around 5%. In the past few three weeks, Delhi has seen a surge in the number of positive cases, he said.
The Minister said Delhi’s positivity rate was still lower than many Indian states and that the Delhi Government was ensuring measures to contain it further.
There was a time that the cases had come under 200, but now it has crossed the 5000. He said the Delhi Government is escalating the number of beds in the hospitals. In the last three days, more than 2000 beds have been added and in the coming 2-3 days, an additional 2000-2500 will be increased.
Jain said Covid has lasted for more than a year and the most effective way to curb the infection is to wear a mask and follow the protocol of sanitisation and social distancing.