No lockdown in Delhi, may implement new restrictions soon: CM Kejriwal

New Delhi: As covid -19 cases continue to rise in the national capital, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has said new restrictions will soon be implemented in Delhi. Even as the country battles with the worst surge of the virus, the chief minister has ruled out the possibility of lockdown.

Talking about the vaccination drive, he said that if provided by enough doses and age bar for vaccination is removed, the whole population in the national capital will be immunised by June-July.  

“If we are provided with enough vaccine doses, age bar for vaccination is removed and we get approval to open more vaccination centers on a larger scale then we can vaccinate people within 2-3 months in Delhi. Currently, we have vaccines for 7-10 days. There will be no lockdown. New restrictions will be imposed soon,” Mr Kejriwal said. He was speaking to reporters aoutside the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital today.

Calling the recent surge in infections as the fourth wave of virus, CM Kejriwal said that there is a need to speed up the vaccination process, curb the spread of infection and improve hospital managment to curb the spread of infection.  

“Today also I held a review meeting at the LNJP hospital. The Delhi government and all the hospitals are going to replicate the level of preparations we had in November last year when infections were increased during the third wave and the doctors, nurses and health professionals had successfully tackled the situation.”

“During the meeting held today, I was updated on the requirements of the hospitals which we shall fulfill. We will not let Delhiites suffer,” he added,

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Delhi Reported 8,521 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, said the Union Health Ministry on Saturday. As many as 39 people suffered virus related deaths in the same time.

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