According to the Corona numbers, the daily infection rate climbed from 0.68 to 3.64 percent between December 27 and January 1. There has been a three percent increase, which means that the number of newly infected patients has increased by three percent in the last six days.
Six days after implementing Corona’s Graded Response Action Plan (GRAPP), Delhi is on the verge of moving from Yellow to Amber and then to Orange Alert, as per protocol. The infection rate on Saturday was 3.64 percent. If this statistic is maintained above 3% for the second day in a row on Sunday, the state of Orange Alert will be declared. The Delhi administration, on the other hand, considers that the number of patients admitted to the hospital is low. In such a case, restrictions on the second and third phases of GRAP will be imposed only after a review of the situation by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA). On the other hand, experts believe that the Delhi government’s limits should be tightened.
In Orange Alert, the ban will be strictly enforced.
According to the report, the Delhi government issued a yellow notice under the GRAP rule on Monday this week as soon as the infection rate was above half a percent. Under this, a night curfew was imposed, and DTC-Metro capacity was boosted to 50%, but the infection rate continued to rise at a rapid pace, reaching 3.64 percent on Saturday. This event is classified as Orange Alert for two consecutive days under the Grape rule. During this period, the limits will be tightened.
On January 1, the daily infection rate was 3.64 percent.
In contrast, according to the Corona numbers, the daily infection rate climbed from 0.68 to 3.64 percent between December 27 and January 1. There has been a three percent increase, which means that the number of newly infected patients has increased by three percent in the last six days. On December 27, the infection rate in Delhi was 0.68 percent, with 331 new cases reported. Following that, on December 28, the infection rate was 0.89 percent, but the next day it had risen to 1.29 percent. It was 1.73 percent on December 30 and 2.44 percent on December 31, but on January 1, this daily infection rate had risen to 3.64 percent.
The government will conduct another review, after which limits will be applied.
Satyendar Jain, the Health Minister, stated on Saturday that the situation will be examined before placing more limits on Kovid in the capital. Then and only then will any further decisions be made. Despite the significant increase in coronavirus cases, he noted, the number of patients admitted to the hospital is currently minimal. In such a case, a choice cannot be made only on the basis of the infection rate. The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) determined on Wednesday that the limits placed under the ‘Yellow Alert’ in Delhi would remain in effect, and officials will monitor the situation for the implementation of fresh restrictions. Others, such as schools and movie theatres, have been closed.
Delhi must improve its economic and educational conditions.
According to Dr. Chandrakant Lahariya, a health specialist, the Delhi government’s decisions lack a scientific foundation. It is incorrect to close schools on a regular basis in the name of a ban, to analyze the present situation using the old GRAP regulation, and to disrupt public transportation. Given the current scenario, the Delhi government must act on both the economic and educational fronts. Along with economic operations, educational institutions must be established.
What is the current ban in Delhi?
Since last Monday, a night curfew has been imposed in Delhi under the Yellow Alert. From 10 p.m. until 5 a.m., the markets are closed. Whereas in many locations, markets are closed as of eight o’clock at night. In addition, schools and universities have been closed. Non-essential shops are being opened on an odd-even basis. The number of passengers in Metro, DTC, Cab, Auto, and other modes of transportation has been increased by 50%.