The spurt in corona cases points to a third wave of the global pandemic, as is being seen in many other countries. After looking at the nature of covid infection in India in the last seven to 10 days, experts have predicted that the country will soon reach the peak of the third wave. The crisis in Delhi may deepen in the coming days, due to which the government may decide to impose a weekend curfew.
Weekend curfew in Delhi
The Union Health Ministry official told in a conversation with a channel that – Delhi can see 20-25,000 cases a day till mid-January. It is a matter of concern that the number of patients admitted to the hospital may increase in those days. In this episode, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) can consider new restrictions.
The DDMA, in its last meeting on December 29, had decided that the restrictions imposed under the ‘yellow alert’ in Delhi would continue as the number of patients admitted to the hospital was low. Delhi has entered a phase of ‘Level 4’ (red alert) restrictions, with a ban on most activities and a complete curfew. A ‘red alert’ is implemented after the infection rate exceeds five percent for two consecutive days.
According to sources, Tuesday’s meeting will consider whether anything more needs to be done to control the spread of Omicron. Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain told the Assembly on Monday that though daily cases are increasing in the city, the situation is under control as most of the people are not showing severe symptoms or need to be hospitalised. He said that no patient infected with Omicron has needed oxygen in Delhi hospitals so far.