Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has requested the Centre to remove age restrictions on vaccination and said that the surge in the coronavirus cases is worse than what the national capital saw during the third peak.
Kejriwal said that over 10,000 Covid-19 cases were reported in Delhi in the last 24 hours and this is a ‘worrisome situation.’
He said, “Till mid-March, there were less than 200 daily Covid cases in the city. But in the last 24 hours, 10,732 cases were recorded, the data for which will be released this evening. Delhi reported 7,897 new coronavirus cases on Saturday and 8,500 a day before that. In the last 10-15 days, coronavirus has spread very quickly.”
The Delhi CM said that a full lockdown is not the solution to tackle Covid-19. He said, “It should only be imposed if the hospital system collapses.” He further said that the centre should open vaccination for all ages. He said, “People below the age of 45 should also be vaccinated to break the cycle of the coronavirus.”
“I have requested the centre many times regarding the removal of age restrictions on taking Covid-19 vaccine. The Delhi government is ready to conduct a door-to-door campaign to vaccinate people. 65 per cent of patients in Delhi are below 45 years of age,” he said.