Delhi CM Kejriwal (Photo Credit: File)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said the city has seen a jump in the number of new COVID-19 cases in the last few days and it can be called a "third wave". He added that people do not need to panic and the government is monitoring the situation regularly. CM Kejriwal said, "Delhi has witnessed a jump in the number of COVID-19 cases. I think we can call it a third wave".
"We have been monitoring the situation continuously and there is no need to panic. We will take whatever steps are needed," the chief minister said. The government's priority is to give best treatment and healthcare facilities to COVID-19 patients in Delhi and to keep the death rate as low as possible, he said. The chief minister said there was no shortage of beds for coronavirus patients in the city. "However, there is scarcity of ICU beds in some big, private hospitals. But we are trying to set things right," he said.
CM Arvind Kejriwal informed that Delhi government had increased the numbers of ICU beds in private hospitals but unfortunately, the Delhi High Court stayed the decision. 'We are moving the Supreme Court today to urge it to vacate the stay', Kejriwal said. The national capital Delhi recorded over 6,700 fresh COVID-19 cases for the first time on Tuesday, taking the infection tally in the city to over 4 lakh.