New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is unwell and likely to undergo coronavirus or COVID-19 test tomorrow. Following his ill-health, the Chief Minister has cancelled all his meetings and has also isolated himself. Also Read - Netizens After Another Earthquake Jolts Delhi-Gurugram: 'Apun Toh Aadha Kabar Mein Hai'
If reports are to be believed, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener, who is known to have diabetes, has been suffering from fever and experiencing sore throat. The doctors have reportedly advised him to wait for a day before testing for the deadly virus. Also Read - 18 Earthquakes Hit Delhi-NCR Since April; Check Out List of Seismic Zones in India
This comes a day after he addressed an online press conference, wherein he announced that all Delhi government and private hospitals will be reserved exclusively for residents of Delhi during the coronavirus crisis. Also Read - Earthquake of Magnitude 4.5 Strikes NCR, Strong Tremors Felt in Delhi; Hope You Are All Safe, Tweets Kejriwal
Notably, the national capital is witnessing a rapid surge in the number of COVID-19 cases. The number of coronavirus cases in Delhi crossed the 28,000-mark with 1,282 fresh infections while the death toll climbed to 812. There are 17,125 active cases while 10,999 people have either been cured or discharged or have migrated, the bulletin said.
The number of COVID-19 patients under home isolation stood at 12,213. As many as 237 patients are on ventilators or in the ICU.
Meanwhile, an order has been issued to all hospitals operating in Delhi including hospitals run by the Delhi government, Centre and urban local bodies of Delhi, army and private sector that no patient who is having COVID-19 symptoms and is in moderate and severe category be denied admission on pretext him/her not having a COVID-19 positive report.
On Saturday, Delhi recorded 1,320 fresh coronavirus cases taking the COVID-19 tally in the city to more than 27,500 while the death toll due to the disease mounted to 761. The highest single-day spike in fresh cases — 1,513 — was recorded on June 3.