Delhi Ready To Deal With Mutant Covid From UK, Says Arvind Kejriwal

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said the city is prepared to deal with the new mutant strain of coronavirus if need be. Concerns about the mutant strain from the UK — said to be 70 per cent more infectious than the existing strain — has spiked after the Centre announced this morning that six people returning from the UK have tested positive for it.

Mumbai — which suffered the worst from Covid — had announced night curfew last week.

Pointing to ups and downs faced by the national capital since the Covid outbreak reached in January, Mr Kejriwal said there have been three waves of coronavirus in Delhi.

“At one point, 8,500 corona cases were coming to Delhi every day, which was the highest in the world. But the Delhi people controlled the corona,” the Chief Minister said.

In September-October, when the numbers inn Delhi had peaked, the Centre had announced a series of measures for the national capital, which included making arrangements for more beds and flying in doctors and para-medical staff from the army.

The Delhi government was pulled up for laxity by the Supreme Court, which said not enough was done to control the spread of the virus during the festive season and in view of winter.

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