Satyendar Jain says third wave of COVID-19 in Delhi worst so far, claims cases to come down soon

Jain attributed the increase in cases to 'aggressive testing and contact tracing', but added that laxity has been a major reason behind the present spike

Press Trust of India November 08, 2020 13:45:16 IST
Satyendar Jain says third wave of COVID-19 in Delhi worst so far, claims cases to come down soon

New Delhi: Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain on Sunday said the National Capital has hit the peak of the third wave of COVID-19 and the number of cases suggests it has been the worst so far.

The government has increased the number of beds for COVID-19 patients in hospitals in Delhi, but there is no plan to rope in hotels and banquet halls, the minister said.

"The third wave of COVID-19 is at its peak in Delhi. The number of cases suggests it is the worst wave so far. But the cases will come down soon," Jain said. The minister attributed the increase in the number of cases to aggressive testing and contact-tracing.

He, however, said laxity on the part of the people has been a major reason behind the spike in new cases.

"Some people think nothing will happen to them if they don't wear a mask. They are wrong. Mask is the only medicine for COVID-19 till a vaccine is developed," Jain added.

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