Arvind Kejriwal has tested positive for COVID-19.
New Delhi: Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday (January 4, 2022) announced that he had been tested positive for COVID-19 and has mild symptoms.
Kejriwal told reporters that he’s been unable to communicate with his family at home.
In a post on Twitter on occasion, The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) head said, “I have tested positive for Covid. Mild symptoms. I have isolated myself at home. Those who came in touch wid me in last few days, kindly isolate urself and get urself tested.”
It is interesting to note that Kejriwal was in Uttarakhand to support AAP
in the coming 2022 elections for the state’s Assembly.
At the time of the rally of the party’s Uttarakhand Nav Nirman rally at the Parade Ground in Dehradun, Kejriwal was reportedly pledging to pay 1 million to family members of security personnel who were killed in the field of work within Uttarakhand to be referred to as “Samman Rashi” if the AAP becomes the ruling party.
The Delhi CM has also pledged that he would provide direct jobs in the government for retired Army jawans between 34 and 35 and make them part of the construction of a new Uttarakhand, taking full advantage of their loyalty, military expertise, and discipline.
This development is coming ahead of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), the body responsible for COVID-19 management guidelines for the capital city of India, holding a crucial meeting on Tuesday to discuss the need for more significant limits due to the alarming increase in cases.
“Red” alerts in Delhi due to the increase in COVID-19 cases?
Delhi on Monday registered 499 new COVID-19 cases, with a positive rate of 6.46 percent.
The number of coronavirus cases and the positive rate in the city have been the largest since May 18. Positive rates greater than 5 percent over two consecutive days can result in a red alert’ by approving the DDMA Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP).
It will result in a ‘total curfew’ and the halting of all economic activities.
According to the most up-to-date figures from the government, just 442 (4.65 percent) of the 9,029 beds at Delhi hospitals are filled.
On Monday, Health Minister Satyendar Jain informed the Delhi Assembly that the latest genome sequence report shows Omicron was detected in 81 percent of the samples examined.
The latest variant is the main reason for the increase in coronavirus cases in the capital city of the nation.
Of the most recent 187 Covid samples tested, there were 152 with (81 percent) Omicron, and 8.5 percent were Delta, He had also said.
He also informed the Assembly that no of the patients with Omicron infections admitted to the city’s hospitals required oxygen up to yet.
On December 28, DDMA issued a yellow alert’ under GRAP due to a rise in Covid cases due to the appearance of the Omicron coronavirus variant.
According to GRAP, a Yellow level 1 alert is activated if the rate of positive cases is more significant than 0.5 percent over two consecutive days.
The Amber level 2 alert is issued when the positive rate of the case is more significant than one percent in two consecutive days or if the cumulative daily average cases are more than 3,500 or the bed occupancy exceeds 700.
Level 3 (Orange) and Level 4 (Red) alerts are evaluated if the positive percentage exceeds 2 percent and 5 percent, respectively.
Other criteria for Level 3 and 4 alerts include 9,000 and 16,000 daily cumulative cases, as well as 1,000 and 3,000 occupied beds, respectively.
Devika Chowdhury – She is a professional news editor, writer, and blogger for the last 10 years. She is working with NewsGater as an off-beat news editor cum writer.