New Delhi: Delhi recorded over one lakh new coronavirus cases and around 1,200 deaths between November 1-16 while nearly 94,000 COVID-19 patients recovered during the same period, according to official data released on Tuesday. With the growing cases in the national capital, the Kejriwal government wants to withdraw the relaxation given for wedding gatherings and restrict the number of guests to 50, from the 200 allowed since November 1. Also Read - MHA Guidelines For December Are Here: What's Allowed And What's Not This Month

The Centre has also taken a slew of measures to contain the spread of the disease. Doubling COVID-19 testing capacity to 1 to 1.2 lakh and increasing ICU beds to over 6,000 are among the decisions taken by the Central government to tackle the spike in coronavirus infections in Delhi. Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir: Pakistan Violates Ceasefire In Rajouri District, Army Jawan Martyred

Steps taken by the Central and Delhi government to contain the spread of Coronavirus in the National Capital: Also Read - Lockdown Restrictions May Return in Uttar Pradesh Soon | Read Details

  1. Delhi plans to double the COVID-19 testing capacity to 1 to 1.2 lakh
  2. Increase in house-to-house surveillance of active cases in containment zones
  3. Increase in ICU beds from 3,523 to over 6,000 in the next few days in hospitals across Delhi
  4. ICMR and central government laboratories to do 10,000 more tests a day
  5. 10 mobile laboratories to be deployed in the national capital
  6. 10 multidisciplinary teams constituted which will visit private health facilities in Delhi to see whether they are following COVID-19 protocols
  7. 12.65 crore COVID-19 tests conducted so far
  8. Kejriwal government sought permission from the Centre to modify guidelines to shut markets if necessary