All govts must take required action to curb COVID-19 spread: Kejriwal on Kanwar Yatra

"COVID-19 is a major pandemic. All the governments and people must take all the required steps to curb the pandemic together," he said.

Published: 15th July 2021 02:47 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th July 2021 08:07 AM   |  A+A-

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (Photo | ANI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI:  Governments and people should together take all the steps to curb the spread of the coronavirus, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday, referring to the "Kanwar Yatra".

The Supreme Court issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday for allowing the "Kanwar Yatra" in the state in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. "The COVID pandemic is a very serious matter. All governments and the people should take all those steps necessary to fight it," Kejriwal said when asked for his views on the "Kanwar Yatra" during the pandemic on the sidelines of an event at the Delhi Assembly.

Meanwhile, the city recorded 72 fresh cases of coronavirus infections and one death on Thursday, while the positivity rate stood at 0.10 per cent. The single new fatality pushed the death toll in the city to 25,022, according to the latest health bulletin.  A total of 69,212 tests, including 45,615 RT-PCR tests and 23,597 rapid antigen tests, were conducted a day ago, according to the bulletin on Thursday.

The number of cumulative cases on Thursday stood at 14,35,353. Over 14 lakh patients have recovered from the infection. The number of active cases decreased to 671 on Thursday from 688 a day before, the bulletin said.

The number of people under home isolation slightly rose to 230 from 215 on Wednesday while the number of containment zones dropped to 439 from 472 a day before.  On Wednesday, Delhi had recorded 77 new cases and one death, while on Tuesday the daily infection tally was 76 with two deaths.



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