In an effort to control the spread of Covid-19 in Delhi, door-to-door investigations and contact tracing will be stepped up in containment areas, the Delhi government said.
“Contact tracing was already underway before this peak and is still ongoing on a large scale. Door-to-door investigations will be conducted in containment areas from today to check for symptomatic patients,” he said. Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Friday. .
It comes amid a continuing spike in Covid-19 cases in the nation’s capital.
As many as 7,546 new cases of coronavirus and 98 deaths were reported Thursday, bringing the total positive cases to 5, 10,630 and 8,041 deaths.
The government has announced various measures to contain the spread of the highly contagious virus. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday that the fine for not wearing a face mask had been increased to Rs 2,000 from Rs 500.
“In Delhi, a large number of people wear masks, but some still do not. A fine of 2,000 rupees will be imposed on anyone who does not wear a mask in a public place. So far it was 500 rupees. If you wear a mask, people are less likely to contract Covid-19, ”said Mr. Kejriwal.
Covid-19 has the potential to be transmitted from person to person when an infected person comes in close contact with another. The virus can spread from the mouth or nose of an infected person in small, liquid particles when they cough or sneeze. Face masks play an important role in containing its spread.
“There is nothing wrong with wearing a mask inside the car as well. Citizens should make it a rule to wear a mask every time they leave their homes. If you are not going to wear mask, don’t leave your house, ”says the Health Miniter.
It also comes after the Delhi High Court asked the Delhi government to come up with a concrete plan to enforce social distancing and the wearing of masks in public places in the city.
While the Covid-19 situation in the country appears to be improving with fewer cases each day, the national capital continues to report high daily figures, with daily deaths hovering just below the 100 mark.
The coronavirus count in India broke the 90 lakh mark on Friday with 45,882 new infections in the past 24 hours, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family.
The total number of cases in the country now stands at 90 04 366 including 4,434,794 active cases and 84 28,409 recoveries. With 584 new deaths, the death toll rose to 1,32,162.
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