New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will represent India in a global meeting today evening with 35 leaders organized by Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) group over emergency response to fight coronavirus pandemic. Also Read - Arvind Kejriwal Assures CMs Over Migrants, Says 'Will do Everything Possible to Help Them'
A government official said at the meeting, the chief minister will address around 35 top city leaders from across the world. Major city leaders including mayors of Los Angeles (Eric Garcetti), Seoul (Won-soon Park), Paris (Anne Hidalgo), Milan (Guiseppa Sala), Istanbul (Ekrem Imamoglu) and Rome (Virginia Raggi) and others. Also Read - Factories, Shops of Essential Items Can Run 24X7 in Delhi, Says Arvind Kejriwal
Earlier in the day, while speaking about city’s preparation to fight coronavirus outbreak, Kejriwal had said that the government was ready to deal with 100 cases per day, while currently, the patient rate is four to five cases a day. Also Read - 'Have no Money': Despite Kejriwal's Assurance, Daily Wagers Leave Delhi
In a digital press conference, he said a five-doctor committee was formed which has submitted its report to the government. “They have planned and submitted a report on what should be our preparations, if the cases increase in three categories — If daily 100 cases are coming; if daily 500 cases are coming and; if daily 1,000 cases are coming.”
Kejriwal said the current preparations are sufficient if the cases increase to 100 per day. “The current preparations we have so far is sufficient if the cases increases to 100 per day. If the number increases to more than 100 daily, we have to make preparations and the plan is ready for it. The preparations includes increasing the number of ventilators, beds, ICU beds, testing capacity, ambulances and other things.”
Meanwhile, there has been a constant rise in the number of coronavirus cases, with the total positive cases reaching 39 in the national capital till morning. Of the 39 cases, 29 have travelled abroad while 10 have came in contact with the patients.