With 25 Cases Today, Delhi Coronavirus Numbers Rise To 97

With 25 Cases Today, Delhi Coronavirus Numbers Rise To 97

Coronavirus: The coronavirus crisis has been spreading exponentially around the world (File)New Delhi: With a sharp jump of 25 in the past 24 hours, the number of coronavirus cases in Delhi has risen to 97, the government informed today. Two people have died so far in the national capital because of the disease, which has killed over 35,000 across the world.Out of the coronavirus positive patients, 89 are in the hospitals battling the infection, while five have recovered, a Delhi government statement said.Listing the measures taken to check the spread of the virus, the government said the health workers are carrying out house-to-house surveillance for contract tracing of positive cases.So far, 209567 passengers from COVID-19 affected countries have been screened at the Delhi airport, the statement said. 19,989 people are put in self-quarantine whereas 1137 people are in institutions.Last week, thousands of Delhi's migrant workers - who lost their jobs because of the lockdown - had gathered at a bus station to get to their native towns, defeating the purpose of the lockdown.Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday appealed to the migrant workers not to violate the lockdown, assuring that his government will provide them essentials for their sustenance.The centre had also written to the states and Union Territories ordering them to strictly enforce the lockdown. It has also asked the state governments to provide food and shelter to those stranded because of the lockdown.Over 300 people in Delhi have been taken to different hospitals to be tested for coronavirus after a gathering at a mosque that featured visitors from Malaysia, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Kyrgyzstan. One man has died and 10 more have tested positive for COVID-19 after attending the event earlier this month.Mr Kejriwal has ordered a first information report regarding the event.Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, meanwhile, held a meeting with Mr Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia, district magistrates and senior police officials. He reportedly warned officers that strict action could be taken against them for any laxity during the ongoing coronavirus lockdown, news agency PTI reported.On Sunday, two senior Delhi officers were suspended on charge of "dereliction" of their duty to enforce the lockdown. Comments