Satyendar Jain said laxity on the part of the people was a reason for the spike in new cases.(HT Photo)
Satyendar Jain said laxity on the part of the people was a reason for the spike in new cases.(HT Photo)

‘Worst wave of Covid-19 so far’: Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain

The minister attributed the increase in the number of cases to aggressive testing and contact-tracing.
New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 06:59 PM IST

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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