April 30, 2021

satyendar jain: Individuals from UK being rigorously traced; state of affairs below management: Satyendar Jain

Delhi Well being Minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday stated
individuals who’ve arrived right here
from the
UK are
traced and examined for any COVID-19-like signs.

He asserted that the coronavirus
state of affairs within the metropolis is
management with the positivity fee plummeting to beneath one per cent.

Interacting with reporters, Jain stated the suspension of flights to and
from the UK was a immediate transfer by the Centre and can assist in containing the unfold of the brand new coronavirus pressure detected in that nation.

“We’re alert and watchful at our finish.
Individuals who’ve arrived right here
from the
UK within the final a number of days are
traced and examined for slightest of COVID-like signs,” Jain stated.

“A workforce has been made and house-to-house tracing is
being performed… they (
UK returnees) are
being suggested self-isolation too,” he added.

Delhi has fought troublesome battles with COVID-19 and all efforts might be made to make sure that the beneficial properties made within the administration of the pandemic are “not reversed” because of the new
state of affairs within the
UK, Jain had stated on Tuesday.

state of affairs is
management as of now with lower than 1,000 circumstances
being reported for the third successive day… the positivity fee has dropped to lower than one per cent which is the bottom within the final eight months. We are going to do all the things to maintain this
state of affairs
management,” he stated.

Requested in regards to the new COVID-19 pressure menace and the Delhi authorities’s preparedness to fight it, Jain stated, “Solely ICMR and scientists may give us perception into this new pressure. They are saying it is extra contagious and a few scientists conjecture the coronavirus pressure in circulation in India might have already reached the brand new mutative state”.

“The coronavirus mutates with time and one of the best protect
from any pressure is to put on masks and observe security norms,” he added.

He reiterated that the Delhi authorities has made storage and logistics preparations and skilled workers too because it awaits the arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine.

On Centre considering to not vaccinate kids towards COVID-19 at this stage, Jain stated, “The thought is to get rid of the virus and the weak sections are
being most popular first.”

“So, the healthcare employees, frontline employees,
individuals above 50 years and people beneath 50 years with severe illnesses are the primary ones who will get the vaccine,” he stated.

Sources on Tuesday had stated that an institutional quarantine facility was
being arrange on the LNJP Hospital for passengers discovered constructive at Delhi airport, amid mounting concern over the brand new pressure of the virus.

The Civil Aviation Ministry on Monday had stated all flights
from the
UK to India and vice versa will stay suspended
from Wednesday to December 31 in view of the emergence of a mutated variant of the coronavirus there.

Six passengers travelling on Air India’s London-Delhi flight examined constructive for COVID-19 on arrival, a senior authorities official had stated on Tuesday.

Within the final two weeks, about 6,000-7,000
individuals have landed on the Delhi airport, a lot of whom would have travelled to different locations like Punjab
from thereon, Jain had stated on Tuesday.