On Tuesday, Delhi reached the fourth wave of Covid-19 infection, counting to 5,100 cases in the last 24 hours. According to the health bulletin, the cumulative tally reached 685,062 counts and 17 new fatalities pushed the toll to 11,113 in the city-state.
Today, the total number of active cases in Delhi is 17,332. The Health bulletin shows an increase in containment zones reaching 3,291. On Monday, the daily surge in cases recorded was 3,548. This comes in order to contain the rising infections, the authorities decided to increase the testing and tracing strategy.
In the wake of rising in Covid-19 cases, the Delhi government imposed a night curfew from 10 pm to 5 am. During the curfew period movement of government officials, healthcare workers, services for essentials, traveling to airport or railway stations or interstate bus terminals (ISBTs) and those traveling for Covid-19 vaccination or any medical treatment will be allowed.
The Delhi disaster management authority issued an order which reads that the situation of Covid-19 in NCT of Delhi has been reviewed. Observing that there has been a sudden increase in infections in recent with a high positivity rate and therefore, the night curfew needs to be imposed in the territory of NCT of Delhi from 10 pm to 5 am, except for essential activities/services, as an emergency measure for well-being and safety of people. It will be in action until April 30 or until further orders.
CM, Arvind Kejriwal confirmed that the city-state is witnessing the fourth wave of infections as the rest of the country is reeling from the second wave. He added that it is a matter of concern but there is nothing to panic about because this wave is also less severe in terms of the number of deaths and cases that require hospitalization.