COVID-19: Centre Approves More Doctors, 750 Additional ICU Beds for Delhi

Nellie Chapman
November 17, 2020

Now it's being withdrawn & only 50 people will be allowed.

The government has also rolled back its decision allowing the gathering of 200 people in weddings restricting the number of guests to 50.

I hope the crowd in the markets will thin out and there will be no need to close them, he added.

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain were also present at the meeting held at North Block.

India will fly doctors in from other regions, double the quantity of tests carried out and ensure people wear masks in efforts to contain the coronavirus spread in the capital New Delhi, Home Minister Amit Shah said on Sunday (Nov 15).

"I am thankful to Central govt for helping Delhi people by increasing 750 ICU beds immediately".

"When Corona situation improved in Delhi a few weeks ago, number of people attending a wedding was increased to 200, according to the Center's guidelines. I hope he gives permission soon", Arvind Kejriwal said. Please follow social distancing.

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As many as 1,258 COVID-19 deaths have been recorded in the national capital in the last 17 days, with experts attributing it to sudden surge in cases, deteriorating air quality, laxity by people in adhering to safety norms, among other factors. "I request you with folded hands that the Coronavirus disease can happen to anyone, and can turn fatal", the chief minister said. On Monday, Delhi recorded 3,797 new infections and 99 new deaths.

The highest single-day spike of 8,593 cases till date here was recorded on November 11 when 85 fatalities were recorded.

Delhi is facing a peculiar problem as despite a complete ban on bursting of crackers till November 30, the city and its neighbouring area defied the ban on Diwali pushing pollution levels to "severe category".

The Chief Minister, who addressed a media briefing on Tuesday, thanked the government in Centre for providing extra beds for COVID-19 patients in Delhi.

The central government has since called an urgent meeting to get a handle on pandemic management in Delhi, issued 12-point measures and sent 10 multi-disciplinary teams to city's private hospitals treating COVID-19 patients.

The overall number of cases in Delhi is now more than 4.89 lakh. The number of recovered and active cases, meanwhile, stand at 430,195 and 44,456 respectively, as the Delhi government.

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