The Delhi government announced today that random Covid tests will be conducted across the city’s airports, railway stations, and bus stations, in the wake of a spike in infections thought to be the virus’s emerging second wave. The public celebrations of the upcoming Holi, Shab-e-Barat, and Navratra festivals have also been put on hold.
Random tests will also be conducted at private bus gatherings, according to the Delhi government. All district magistrates and senior police officers were ordered to strictly adhere to the instructions.
“Random testing of passengers arriving from states where corona infection is spreading very quickly,” according to the government directive.
Delhi is not one of the seven or so states where there has been a significant increase in cases. However, the numbers in the nation’s capital are rapidly increasing.
Covid Situation In India:
The daily Covid surge in Delhi has surpassed 1,000 cases, with 1,101 new cases found in the last 24 hours. The city’s largest number of cases were reported in a single day on December 19, when 1,139 new cases were reported.
In the last 24 hours, four people have died, bringing the total number of deaths to 10,967.
The total count of active cases has surpassed 4,000, with 4,411 being the precise number. Since January 6, when 4,481 active cases were reported, this is the greatest number of infections observed in a 24-hour period.
Mutant forms of the virus are thought to have caused the virus’s revival, which has been labelled as the country’s emerging second wave of Covid.
According to data from the Union Health Ministry, the total number of infections with UK, Brazil, and South Africa variants in the country stood at 795 as of today.
After a 24-hour surge of 3,500 people, Mumbai‘s municipal authorities banned Holi celebrations in both public and private spaces earlier today. Covid vaccinations for all people over the age of 45 will commence on April 1, according to the Centre.
This decision might control the massive amount of increase in cases in India. This is around the same time when last year Corona emerged as a deadly virus in India. People in the country are again scared, however, no one is taking precautions.
Government has urged the people to follow the safet measures and maintain social distancing to avoid spreading the Covid virus. We can only hope about the situation to get well as soon as possible which would only be possible if the citizens work together. Otherwise, be ready to for a LOCKDOWN!