Arvind Kejriwal directs authorities to take steps to prevent spread of COVID-19 in Delhi

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September 9, 2020 3:50 PM

The chief minister held a review meeting with Health Minister Satyendar Jain, Chief Secretary Vijay Dev, senior officials and medical superintendents of Delhi government-run hospitals.

Arvind Kejriwal, COVID-19 in Delhi, Satyendar Jain, covid 19 cases in delhi, covid 19 deaths in delhi, mohalla clinics, coronavirus outbreak, latest news on arvind kejriwalThe chief minister held a review meeting with Health Minister Satyendar Jain, Chief Secretary Vijay Dev, senior officials and medical superintendents of Delhi government-run hospitals.(File photo: IE)

Amid a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday directed medical superintendents and senior officials to take every possible step to prevent the spread of the virus in the city. The chief minister held a review meeting with Health Minister Satyendar Jain, Chief Secretary Vijay Dev, senior officials and medical superintendents of Delhi government-run hospitals.

“Had a review meeting with Health Minister, Chief Secretary, senior officials and MS of govt hospitals. I have directed all MS and authorities to take all possible steps to prevent the spread of Corona and assured the hospitals of full support in this regard,” Kejriwal said in a tweet.

On Tuesday, the national capital recorded 3,609 fresh cases, the highest single-day spike in 76 days, as a record over 45,000 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the city. The single-day casecount on Tuesday was the highest since June 25, when the city had recorded 3,390 cases. On June 23, Delhi had recorded the highest single-day spike of 3,947 cases so far.

The figure on Tuesday also surpassed Sunday’s figure when the national capital had recorded 3,256 cases. In an interview to PTI, Jain had said that the sharp spike in COVID-19 cases in the national capital will “plateau” after ten days or so. “One of the main reasons why we are seeing such a rise in the number of fresh cases is because we are going aggressive as far as testing is concerned. We have been conducting tests in markets, crowded places, mohalla clinics, hospitals, and many other places,” Jain had said.

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