Covid-19: Delhi municipal corporations to conduct sanitisation campaign during weekend Curfew?

Municipal corporations in Delhi have been put on high alert ahead of the weekend curfew imposed in the national capital. The municipalities are planning on carrying sanitisation campaign during the curfew.

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Covid-19: Delhi Municipal Corporations to conduct sanitisation campaigh during weekend Curfew?
Delhi on Thursday recorded 16,699 new?cases of Covid-19.?The state has also reported 112 fatalities, which is the highest since November 23, 2020. (Image: PTI)

As Covid-19 cases continue to rise in the national capital, the Delhi government has decided to enforce a weekend curfew. During this curfew, the three Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) will run a mega sanitisation campaign in Delhi.

Adesh Kumar Gupta, president of Delhi unit of Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) said "To prevent corona infection, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi will conduct a campaign for sanitisation in all areas during the weekend curfew.”

Adesh Gupta said that during this campaign, sanitation work will be done in all markets, streets and wards.

He further added that special arrangements have been made by the corporation to lift bio-medical waste in the areas where citizens are in home isolation so that they do not face any inconvenience.

Furthermore, doctors of the corporation will provide counseling to the citizens staying in home isolation.

Vaccine drive and isolation wards in Delhi

Currently, there are 130 corona vaccination centers in the jurisdiction of three municipal corporations. According to Adesh Gupta, the number will be extended in the coming days so that the vaccination campaign can be expedited further.

In view of rising cases of Covid-19, the three mayors of Delhi have written to the state government and said that the Municipal Corporation is ready to set up isolation centers in their schools and community service centers to help with the increasing infection cases.

Adesh Gupta said that for Covid patients, 20 beds in Swami Dayanand Hospital of East DMC, 200-400 beds in Hindu Rao Hospital and Balak Ram Hospital of North DMC, and 200 beds in Tilak Nagar Hospital and Kalka Hospital of South DMC can be arranged.

North DMC has also requested Delhi Government to make Hindu Rao Hospital a dedicated Covid hospital.

Additionally, North Delhi Mayor Jai Prakash said that in view of the increasing cases of Covid-19, a high-level meeting was held to review the preparations of the MCD.

Delhi on Thursday recorded 16,699 new cases of Covid-19. The state's positivity rate presently stands at an all-time high of 20.22 per cent. The state has also reported 112 fatalities, which is the highest since November 23, 2020.

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