24,000 new COVID-19 cases in Delhi in last 24 hours: CM Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal holds a press conference and discusses the surging Covid-19 cases in the national capital.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Saturday, holds a press conference and prominently talks of the major issues in the national capital.

CM Kejriwal says, “Around 24,000 Covid-19 cases have been reported in Delhi in the last 24 hours, data will come shortly. There is a shortage of oxygen and Remdesivir in Delhi”.

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Adding further, Kejriwal says, “I hope that we add 6,000 beds in two or three days. No one knows when the peak will come. The central government gave 4,100 beds in November but this time only 1,800 beds have been given. I requested Dr, Harsh Vardhan to reserve 50% beds for Covid patients,” as quoted by ANI.

Also, Delhi CM has assured the masses that the situation will be carefully observed and steps will be taken further if the situation deteriorates.

CM Kejriwal then says, “Delhi has a limited number of ICU beds. Oxygen and ICU beds are decreasing very sharply. We are taking several steps to scale up bed capacity,” as per the reports of ANI.

He further makes it apparent that the Delhi government will take strict action against the ones who will be found hoarding or black marketing medicines.

Well, the national capital is being counted as one of the worst Covid-hit region. India has also  reported 2,34,692 cases on Saturday which is the highest single-day spike since the pandemic broke out.

Furthermore, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), domestic traders’ body, on Friday, has requested the Delhi government to impose a complete lockdown for 10 days to bring the situation under control.

Though, the Delhi government has already announced a weekend lockdown amid the unprecedented rise in Covid-19 cases.