Photos: Delhi preparing for third wave of Covid-19; positivity dips below 20%

  • Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on May 10 said that the national capital is preparing for the third wave of Covid-19 and the infrastructures are being scaled up to deal with 30,000 daily cases. The CM’s statement during a visit to the makeshift Covid-19 care center near the GTB hospital came on the day the test positivity rate in the national capital dipped below 20% for the first time since April 14 as more indications emerged of the Capital having been able to arrest to some degree the current wave of the coronavirus outbreak.
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A health worker walks past Covid-19 patients inside a banquet hall temporarily converted into a Covid care centre in New Delhi on May 10. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on May 10 said the national capital is preparing for the third wave of Covid-19 by augmenting infrastructure to a level where the city will be able to handle as many as 30,000 daily cases.(Arun Sankar / AFP)

A health worker walks past Covid-19 patients inside a banquet hall temporarily converted into a Covid care centre in New Delhi on May 10. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on May 10 said the national capital is preparing for the third wave of Covid-19 by augmenting infrastructure to a level where the city will be able to handle as many as 30,000 daily cases.(Arun Sankar / AFP)

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Civil Defence volunteers calling out to residents to get inoculated against Covid-19 at Anand Parbat in New Delhi on May 10. “We must prepare for the third wave. In this wave (second for the country and fourth for the city), Delhi recorded a maximum of 28,000 cases in a day. The whole infrastructure was under pressure after this. The scale at which we are creating infrastructure, we will be able to deal even if 30,000 daily cases are reported in next wave,” Kejriwal told reporters on May 10.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

Civil Defence volunteers calling out to residents to get inoculated against Covid-19 at Anand Parbat in New Delhi on May 10. “We must prepare for the third wave. In this wave (second for the country and fourth for the city), Delhi recorded a maximum of 28,000 cases in a day. The whole infrastructure was under pressure after this. The scale at which we are creating infrastructure, we will be able to deal even if 30,000 daily cases are reported in next wave,” Kejriwal told reporters on May 10.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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A health worker inoculates a person with a Covid-19 vaccine, at a government school in Vinod Nagar, New Delhi on May 10. Experts now believe the city will need to accelerate the vaccination campaign in order to avoid a crisis as the one seen in recent weeks if it wants to allow businesses, offices and shops to reopen.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

A health worker inoculates a person with a Covid-19 vaccine, at a government school in Vinod Nagar, New Delhi on May 10. Experts now believe the city will need to accelerate the vaccination campaign in order to avoid a crisis as the one seen in recent weeks if it wants to allow businesses, offices and shops to reopen.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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Workers setting up a 500-bed Covid-19 Care Centre at Ramlila Maidan in front of LNJP hospital, in New Delhi on May 11. Elaborating the government’s infrastructure augmentation plan, senior officials told HT it includes increasing beds in hospitals as well as creating more centres in open grounds, sites run by religious organisations and stadiums.(Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)

Workers setting up a 500-bed Covid-19 Care Centre at Ramlila Maidan in front of LNJP hospital, in New Delhi on May 11. Elaborating the government’s infrastructure augmentation plan, senior officials told HT it includes increasing beds in hospitals as well as creating more centres in open grounds, sites run by religious organisations and stadiums.(Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)

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People being tested for Covid-19 during a random testing drive at Anand Vihar Bus Terminal, in New Delhi on May 10. There were 12,651 new cases of Covid-19 reported in Delhi on May 10, the lowest since April 12, and the test positivity rate dipped below 20% for the first time since April 14 as more indications emerged of the Capital having been able to arrest to some degree the fourth wave of the coronavirus outbreak.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

People being tested for Covid-19 during a random testing drive at Anand Vihar Bus Terminal, in New Delhi on May 10. There were 12,651 new cases of Covid-19 reported in Delhi on May 10, the lowest since April 12, and the test positivity rate dipped below 20% for the first time since April 14 as more indications emerged of the Capital having been able to arrest to some degree the fourth wave of the coronavirus outbreak.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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A relative of Covid-19 infected patients waiting with empty oxygen cylinders at a DTC bus depot to get them refilled under a Delhi government initiation, at Dwarka in New Delhi on May 10. Experts pointed out that the current wave of the infections has shown that besides Covid care centres for patients with moderate symptoms, the city will need more beds with oxygen and critical care support both in hospitals as well as the informal setups.(ANI)

A relative of Covid-19 infected patients waiting with empty oxygen cylinders at a DTC bus depot to get them refilled under a Delhi government initiation, at Dwarka in New Delhi on May 10. Experts pointed out that the current wave of the infections has shown that besides Covid care centres for patients with moderate symptoms, the city will need more beds with oxygen and critical care support both in hospitals as well as the informal setups.(ANI)

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An oxygen tanker supplies medical oxygen to a private hospital, amid shortage of the gas due to rise in coronavirus cases, in New Delhi on May 10. The Delhi government on May 10 also allocated 990 ventilators to 15 hospitals and makeshift health care facilities in order to ramp up ICU beds in the city. Currently, there are 5,872 ICU beds, 98.9% of which were occupied.(Kamal Kishore / PTI)

An oxygen tanker supplies medical oxygen to a private hospital, amid shortage of the gas due to rise in coronavirus cases, in New Delhi on May 10. The Delhi government on May 10 also allocated 990 ventilators to 15 hospitals and makeshift health care facilities in order to ramp up ICU beds in the city. Currently, there are 5,872 ICU beds, 98.9% of which were occupied.(Kamal Kishore / PTI)

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A relative of a Covid-19 victim waits outside Nigambodh Ghat crematorium in New Delhi on May 10. Delhi’s test positivity rate reached a peak of 36.2% on April 22, and stayed above 30% for eight more days before starting to decline. In the May 10 bulletin, it dipped below the 20% mark for the first time in over three weeks and stood at 17.76% a day later on May 11.(Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

A relative of a Covid-19 victim waits outside Nigambodh Ghat crematorium in New Delhi on May 10. Delhi’s test positivity rate reached a peak of 36.2% on April 22, and stayed above 30% for eight more days before starting to decline. In the May 10 bulletin, it dipped below the 20% mark for the first time in over three weeks and stood at 17.76% a day later on May 11.(Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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Relatives embrace next to the body of a person who died due to Covid-19 before the cremation in New Delhi on May 11. In all, the city has recorded 1,348,699 cases and 20,010 deaths, of which 347 took place during the previous day, state health data on May 11 showed.(Money Sharma / AFP)

Relatives embrace next to the body of a person who died due to Covid-19 before the cremation in New Delhi on May 11. In all, the city has recorded 1,348,699 cases and 20,010 deaths, of which 347 took place during the previous day, state health data on May 11 showed.(Money Sharma / AFP)

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