Delhi COVID-19 situation should come under control in 7-10 days: CM Arvind Kejriwal

The COVID-19 situation in the national capital should come under control in seven to 10 days and that his government is taking several steps in this regard, said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday.

Kejriwal’s statements came a day after Delhi reported 7,053 new cases and 104 Covid deaths, the highest so far.

Kejriwal claimed that pollution is the “biggest” reason behind the spike in coronavirus cases in the capital city.

“Pollution is biggest reason behind the spike in COVID-19 cases in Delhi. We had situation under control until October 20,” he said.

The total number of coronavirus infections has crossed 4.67 lakh in Delhi and the death toll has risen to 7,332.

“COVID-19 cases have been increasing for the last few days. I am also concerned about it. We have been taking all appropriate measures to control it. We are considering taking more steps next week. I think the situation should come under control in 7 to 10 days and the cases should start decreasing,” Kejriwal told reporters.

CM said he will submit assessment report to Centre’s air quality commission, request it to implement Pusa biodecomposer in all states.

Citing a report, Kejriwal also said that the anti-stubble solution prepared by the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa, decomposed 70 to 95 per cent of crop residue in 24 villages in Delhi.