Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi, said that people should stop listening to “social media experts” that are making false claims about the coronavirus situation in the country.
On Wednesday this week, CM Kejriwal said that the coronavirus situation in Delhi was not as alarming as projected earlier. He also said that no one should believe the so-called social media experts that claimed the number of cases in the city have peaked and will start to decrease.
During a webcast, CM Kejriwal said:
Experts are commenting on social media that Delhi’s peak has come and gone. Don’t listen to them. Wear masks, maintain social distancing, wash hands regularly, don’t make a mistake. We have managed to bring the situation under control after a lot of concerted effort. There is a saying, hope for the best, prepare for worst. That’s what we have to do.
Later that day, Chief Minister Kejriwal visited a coronavirus care center in New Delhi to make sure everything is going well.
The center, which is being made at the Commonwealth Games Village, will have 500 beds and a special facility for doctors that will be taking care of the patients.
It will be managed by Doctors For You, an NGO.
Dr. Saket Kumar, who is taking care of the facility, said:
The facility should be ready in the next three days. We are aiming at beginning operations on Monday. There are arrangements for doctors who are coming in from different parts of the country. There will be approximately 40 doctors, 80 nurses and 120 paramedic staff.
In the facility, men and women will be placed in different wards.
As of July 2, 2020, New Delhi has 87,360 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, which has killed 2,742 people.
Around 58,348 people have recovered from the deadly disease.