On Monday, Delhi entered a fourth week of lockdown, with tougher curbs such as the shutdown of the suburban rail network (metro trains) and a ban on outdoor weddings and gatherings.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that his government is boosting the infrastructure to prepare the national capital for the next wave of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). Delhi has seen a surge in the number of daily cases of Covid-19, which led the Kejriwal government to announced strict lockdown-like measures to check th spread of the infection in second wave.
“We’re increasing oxygen beds… we must prepare for the third wave. In this wave, Delhi recorded maximum 28,000 cases in a day. The scale at which we’re creating infrastructure, we’ll be able to deal even if 30,000 daily cases are reported in next wave,” the chief minister said.
His comments come on a day when the Delhi’s health minister Satyendar Jain said that the city was running out of vaccines, with just three to four days of supplies remaining of AstraZeneca’s Covishield, made by the Serum Institute of India and a day for Covaxin.
“We’re left with vaccine stock vaccines for 3-4 days. We’re placed orders with companies but I think Central government is allocating the vaccines because we get letter from the Centre about the stock that we would get in a month. We request Centre to give us more vaccines,” said Kejriwal.