As Covid cases dwindle, DDMA may revoke mask fine, descale COVID staff and equipment at Delhi hospitals

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As the city sees a consistent decline in COVID-19 cases, the DDMA may eliminate the Rs 500 fine for not wearing a mask in public areas, along with gradually reducing the deployment of staff and equipment in hospitals, it said. sources.

On September 22, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) met in Delhi to assess the COVID situation in the capital and the level of resources allocated to hospitals to fight the virus.

LG VK Saxena chaired the meeting in the presence of the Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal.

The DDMA had made it mandatory for people to wear face masks in public areas at its most recent meeting in April and had imposed a Rs 500 penalty against violators.

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According to sources present at the meeting on Thursday, it has been decided to increase surveillance of ILI-SARI cases to find early signs.

They said there was also agreement to increase the existing precautionary vaccination rate, which is 24 percent, to between 40 and 50 percent.

There was also an emphasis on analyzing the genome sequence data to detect any increase in cases or new variants, with the expert members also emphasizing that there is no need to be observant.

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Earlier in the day, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal urged people to get the booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

“The DDMA meeting was held under the chairmanship of LG Sir. Taking stock of the current situation of the coronavirus. Several important decisions have been made. I appeal to all Delhiites to get booster dose of the vaccine.

“Protect your family from the coronavirus during the holiday season. Follow all protocols to protect yourself from the coronavirus,” Kejriwal said in a tweet in Hindi.

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Delhi registered 123 new Covid cases on Wednesday with a positivity rate of 1.14 percent, according to the data shared by the health department.

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