COVID-19: Arvind Kejriwal Says Situation Better In Delhi But War Not Won Yet
As COVID-19 cases started rising in the first week of June, 1.34 lakh active cases were expected, but till date, there are only 18,600 active cases in the capital.
New Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Wednesday (July 15, 2020), said the current COVID-19 situation in the national capital is better than what it was in June, but the war against the disease is far from over. He said, had the Delhi government fought the virus alone, it would have “failed” and therefore his dispensation sought co-operation from the BJP-led Centre, NGOs and other organisations.
“Our first principle was that this fight cannot be won alone,” said Kejriwal. The Chief Minister said that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-government will continue its preparations to deal with any spike in COVID-19 cases.
Addressing an online media briefing, the Chief Minister said, according to the Centre’s formula, Delhi was expected to have 2.25 lakh cases by July 15, but at present, there are only 1.15 lakh cases. As the COVID-19 cases had started rising in the first week of June, it was expected that there would be 1.34 lakh active cases by July 15, but till date, there are only 18,600 active cases in the city. “We are in a better situation today, as compared to June, but it does not mean we have won the war. We have yet to go a long way.”
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