Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain on Friday inspired folks to put on masks and mentioned everybody ought to think about them as a vaccine in opposition to the coronavirus illness (Covid-19). With the festive season approaching and the variety of coronavirus illness circumstances within the nationwide capital hovering this week, he urged Delhiites to take all steps essential to carry down the infections and deaths.
Benefits of sporting a face masks had been at par, if not higher than, these of a lockdown, he mentioned. “When we had imposed the lockdown, cases did not go down. If 100 per cent of people wear masks, Covid-19 infection can be controlled to a certain extent. Benefits of wearing masks are just as many as those of a lockdown, if not more. Until there is a vaccine, masks should be considered as vaccines,” he instructed information company ANI.
Amid considerations of rising air air pollution in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR), he mentioned that sporting masks would additionally assist defend folks from air air pollution. The central authorities on Thursday arrange a brand new umbrella company to battle air air pollution within the area, scrapping the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA). In one other try to deal with these considerations, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal launched the Green Delhi cell app, which permits customers to register complaints about violation of anti-pollution norms, within the Capital.
Jain additionally commented on the provision of hospital beds for Covid-19 sufferers. “Around 35 per cent of our beds are currently occupied. We wanted to increase the number of beds but the High Court did not allow it. We have asked for 80 per cent of beds in private hospitals to be reserved for Covid-19 patients. That matter is being discussed in court,” he mentioned.
Active Covid-19 circumstances within the nation stood at 594,386 on Friday whereas the an infection tally soared to eight,088,851, in keeping with the Union health ministry dashboard. Meanwhile, as many as 3,75,753, circumstances, together with 30,952 energetic circumstances and 6,423 deaths, have been recorded in Delhi.
(with ANI inputs)