Delhi LG Urges People to Adhere to COVID Norms Amidst Surge

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  • Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena urges people to stick to COVID norms.
  • The appeal came as the state witnessed an uptick.
  • State reports 10 fatalities- highest in six months.

New Delhi: Amidst the surge, Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena on Tuesday urged people to adhere to COVID-appropriate behaviour citing the rise in the state’s daily active count.

“We are witnessing a rise in Covid-19 infections, consistently high positivity and cases of reinfection. It is essential that we realise that the pandemic is far from over. I appeal to all to strictly adhere to Covid Appropriate Behaviour. We cannot afford to let our guards down,” Delhi’s Lt Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena tweeted.

The National capital on Monday reported more than 1200 cases with a positivity rate of 14.57 per cent along with 8 deaths as per the data shared by the state health department. The city in recent days has logged more than 2000 cases. The state recorded 10 fatalities on Friday, the highest in six months.

The Kejriwal govt in view of the rising cases mandated the masks in public places and levied a fine of Rs 500 on those violating the norms. The number of daily Covid-19 cases in Delhi touched the record high of 28,867 on January 13 this year. The city recorded a positivity rate of 30.6 per cent on January 14, the highest during the third wave of the pandemic.

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