New Delhi: Emphasising on the government’s preparedness to fight in case the number of the positive cases of the novel coronavirus in Delhi rises, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urged Delhiites to not panic. “I’m giving you the WhatsApp number of Delhi govt – 8800007722. If you want any information regarding #Coronavirus, send a ‘Hello’ or ‘Hi’ or any text on the number, you will get a menu in the reply. You can further operate it on the basis of the menu,” the CM said on Friday. Also Read - Centre Tightens Purse Strings, No New Scheme in This Financial Year, Says Finance Ministry
Two more coronavirus deaths were reported in Delhi on Friday and the total number of cases rose to 386. He said his government is making all arrangements to check the spread of the disease among people. Also Read - What Even! Harvard Study Advices Couples to Wear Face Mask During Sex To Prevent COVID-19 Spread
Of the 386 cases, 259 are linked to those who attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Nizamuddin Markaz here last month, the Chief Minister’s Office tweeted. Also Read - ICC Should Wait For a Suitable Time For Organising T20 World Cup: Wasim Akram
It also said that 58 people had recent foreign travel history and 38 contracted the virus after coming in contact with them. There were 93 new positive cases.
Two more patients died due to coronavirus, taking the death toll to six, the CMO said. Of the six, three are linked to the Markaz.
“The community spread of the virus is not taking place in Delhi yet and there is no need to panic as the situation is under control,” Kejriwal said during an online briefing.
Doctors from various hospitals in the national capital, where the members of Tablighi Jamaat are admitted, have complained to the Delhi government that those from the religious organisation undergoing treatment are not cooperating with the medical staff, sources said.
The government also deferred using the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium as a quarantine facility as the authorities believe the spread of the infection is under control in the national capital.
The government has closed OPD services at LNJP and GB Pant hospitals, one of the five hospitals in the city designated for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.
(With PTI Inputs)