Delhi: DDMA meeting on Corona, insists on maintaining strict rules

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On Monday, Delhi Disaster Management (DDMA) met in Delhi on the condition of Corona. The meeting, chaired by the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, included Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Delhi government ministers Satyendar Jain, Kailash Gehlot, Delhi’s chief secretary and AIIMS director, among others.

At the meeting, experts emphasized cluster surveillance, testing and genome sequencing and behavior according to COVID guidelines to control the corona. Along with this, it was also advised to maintain the current rate of RTPCR test in Delhi to reduce the possibility of infection spreading rapidly.

Necessary steps should be taken to increase vaccination coverage

There was talk of promoting vaccination along with testing. The Health Department has also been instructed that necessary steps should be taken to increase vaccination coverage and IEC campaigns should be conducted to make people aware. Also, in the DDMA meeting, in view of the increasing cases of Corona in many other states of the country including Maharashtra, it was decided that the strictness of the transportation system and Corona rules in the capital Delhi will continue. No decision has been taken yet to allow passengers to stand in buses and increase their seating capacity in the metro.

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Standing in buses is not allowed to travel

In Delhi, it is permissible to travel only by sitting on the same number of seats in buses. Given the risk of corona infection, standing in buses is not allowed to travel. At the same time, except one seat is allowed to sit in Delhi Metro. On Monday, 128 new cases of corona have been registered in Delhi, while the number of active patients has come down to 1041. A case of 1 death has been registered in Delhi in the last 24 hours while 157 patients have also been cured.

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