'Will provide pulse oximeter to all home quarantine cases; country fighting two wars against China': Arvind Kejriwal
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that the state government will provide pulse oxymeters to help those who are in home quarantine and are in need of Oxygen support.
Addressing the media via video conferencing, the Delhi Chief Minister said that the country is fighting two wars against China -- one against the virus and other at the border -- while adding that "it is not the time for politics, all of us have to fight wars together".
"Our country is fighting two wars against China - one at border and another against virus from China. We have to remain united to fight both, none of these should be politicised. Our brave soldiers didn't back down, even we won't retreat until we win," Kejriwal said, as reported by news agency ANI.
Speaking about the coronavirus crisis in Delhi, Kejriwal said that his government is receiving good support from the Centre and appealed people not to panic.
He further said that 6,200 COVID-19 beds in Delhi are now occupied, adding that only 900 patients of the 23,000 who tested positive in last 10 days needed to be admitted.
"There has been a three times in testing, earlier it was 5,000 tests per day, now it is around 18,000 per day. Now people will not face any issues in getting tested," ANI quoted Kejriwal as saying.
Delhi has now become the third worst-hit state in India after it reported 3,000 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours on Monday. According to the Union Health Ministry, the deadly virus has infection nearly 60,000 people and claimed over 2,100 lives.
Looking at the worsening situation, Amit Shah on Sunday held his third meeting with Arvind Kejriwal and Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal in a week. Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, Health Secretary Priti Sudan and deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia were also present at the meeting.
"In the meeting with the Union home minister, a detailed discussion was also held to make contact tracing robust in the city. All participants discussed the strategy to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Delhi," news agency PTI quoted an official as saying.
The Home Minister has held several meetings over the coronavirus crisis in the national capital region (NCR).
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