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Coronavirus: 445 Cases In Delhi, No Community Transmission, Says CM Arvind Kejriwal

There Were 40 Cases Of Local Transmission While A Majority Of Other Patients Either Had Foreign Travel History Or They Were Recently Evacuated From Nizamuddin Markaz.

PTI | Updated on: 04 Apr 2020, 07:17:30 PM
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Arvind Kejriwal said there was shortage of personal protective equipment for doctors and nurses. (Photo Credit: File Photo)

New Delhi:

The number of coronavirus cases stood at 445 in Delhi but the situation was under control and there was no community transmission, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday. There were 40 cases of local transmission while a majority of other patients either had foreign travel history or they were recently evacuated from Nizamuddin Markaz, he said.

All of around 2,300 people evacuated from Markaz will be tested for the virus in next 2-3 days when the number of patients may spike, he said.

He said among six persons who died in Delhi due to coronavirus, five were above 60 years of age and also had one or other serious ailment.

Kejriwal said there was shortage of personal protective equipment for doctors and nurses. The Centre has yet to provide PPEs to Delhi, Kejriwal said.

More than 160 cases were registered and 3,747 people detained in Delhi on Saturday for violating government orders during the lockdown imposed due to coronavirus outbreak, police said.

According to the data shared by the police, 167 cases were registered under section 188 (for disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code till 5pm.

A total of 3,747 people have been detained under Section 65 (persons bound to comply with reasonable directions of police officers) and 388 vehicles have been impounded under Section 66 of the Delhi Police Act, they stated.

A total of 858 movement passes have been issued, police said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had last week announced a complete lockdown across the country for 21 days, asserting social distancing is the only way out for the country in its decisive battle against the virus.

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First Published : 04 Apr 2020, 07:17:30 PM