Curfew likely in Delhi from tonight, Kejriwal to announce shortly

Delhi Curfew Extension LIVE Curfew likely in Delhi from tonight Kejriwal to announce shortly

We are asking Centre for help and getting it.

In an online briefing earlier in the day, the chief minister cited shortage of oxygen at hospitals, particularly private ones, in Delhi.

The coronavirus infection in the national capital is at its peak and every third sample collected is tested positive for the COVID-19, says reports.

He also said that the Delhi government has sought the Centre's help in ensuring adequate beds and supply of oxygen for COVID-19 patients.

"Centre has around 10,000 beds in its hospitals and at present, around 1,800 have been reserved for Covid patients".

There are just 37 ventilator beds and 58 ICU beds without ventilators available in Delhi at present. "Some beds will also be put up in schools the will be and attached to hospitals", Kejriwal said.

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"If any hospital, showing availability of beds on the app, is found to be denying patients or providing false information, strict action will be taken against them", he said. "In Delhi, we are now left with less than 100 ICU beds", he said.

"In the next 3-4 days, the Delhi government will be adding 6,000 oxygen beds including 1,300 beds at the Yamuna Sports Complex and Commonwealth Games Complex, and 2,500 at Radha Soami Satsang, Beas premises", he said.

Meanwhile, Delhi on Saturday broke its own record of highest-ever single-day tally with a jump of 24,375 new Covid-19 cases in a span of 24 hours.

CM Kejriwal had on April 15 announced sweeping restrictions in Delhi, including a weekend curfew and the closure of malls, gymnasiums, spas, and auditoriums, in a bid to break the chain of the COVID-19 infection in the national capital. Cases have gone up really fast.

"The situation is grim and worrisome", he added, highlighting shortages of oxygen and Remdesivir, the anti-viral drug widely used to combat coronavirus. The government is trying its best to increase the number of beds.

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