Delhi Won’t Go Under Lockdown, Don’t Worry: Delhi CM Kejriwal | Key Points

Delhi Lockdown Latest News Today: To break the chain of the transmission, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) directed restaurants and hotel to remain shut for dine-in options. However, takeaways will be allowed. 

Updated: January 11, 2022 2:13 PM IST

By India.com News Desk | Edited by Surabhi Shaurya

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal (Photo: ANI)
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal (Photo: ANI)

New Delhi: Amid the deteriorating COVID-19 situation, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday clarified that his government won’t impose total lockdown across the city as rate at which Covid-19 infection was spreading has slowed down. “Don’t worry, we will not impose lockdown. At the DDMA meet we requested Central govt officials to cover the entire NCR for restrictions, they assured us on the same”, CM Kejriwal told reporters.

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Earlier in the day, he addressed a press conference and said that Covid-19 cases are on rise in Delhi as well as the rest of the country but it has been observed that the rate at which infection was spreading earlier has slowed down which is good news. “I hope that this trend will continue and soon Covid-19 positivity rate will fall further,” he added. He also announced that his government will organize special Yoga/Pranayam classes for patients in home isolation.

On Monday, Delhi logged 19,166 cases, taking its positivity rate to 25 per cent – the highest since May 5 when it was 26.36 per cent. With the new cases and deaths, the capital’s tally has climbed to 15,68,896, and the death toll to 25,177. The number of active Covid cases has jumped at 65,806, the highest since May 15, when there were 66,295 active Covid cases, as per the Health Department.

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  • “About 22,000 COVID cases with a positivity rate of 24-25% in the last few days…Don’t worry, we will not impose lockdown…At the DDMA meet we requested Central govt officials to cover the entire NCR for restrictions, they assured us on the same”, said Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.
  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal took stock of COVID preparations at LNJP hospital this afternoon. “I visited the hospital to oversee the COVID-related preparations. It’s the country’s best hospital; has treated over 22,000 patients so far,” he said.
  • “Special Yoga/pranayam classes to be brought in by Delhi govt for COVID positive patients in home isolation. Yoga boosts immunity. We will send them a link today and classes to begin from tomorrow in different batches”, said Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.
  • Ahead of CM Kejriwal’s press conference, DDMA has revised COVID guidelines directing restaurants and bars to remain closed.
  • “All private offices in Delhi shall be closed, except those which are falling under the exempted category; work from home shall be followed. All restaurants & bars shall be closed, takeaways allowed”, said DDMA in its revised guidelines.

  • Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, after chairing the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) tweeted, “In view of the increase in positive cases, it has been decided to close the restaurants and bars and to allow ‘take away’ facility only. Only one weekly market per day per zone will be allowed to operate.”
  • Besides, the health department has been advised to make adequate arrangements for the additional manpower in hospitals and to scale up the vaccination efforts, including those in the population between 15 and 18 years.
  • “After detailed discussion with experts it was advised to adhere to the strategy of Test, Track & Treat with emphasis on enforcement of Covid Appropriate Behaviour to contain the spread of infection,” Baijal further tweeted.
  • The LG also emphasised the extra vigilance and importance of strict adherence to the Covid-19 guidelines.

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Published Date: January 11, 2022 9:01 AM IST

Updated Date: January 11, 2022 2:13 PM IST