New Delhi: Corona cases in the country's capital Delhi are on the rise at an alarming pace. 5,500 corona cases have been registered in the capital on Tuesday. Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain has informed in this regard. The minister said the corona infection rate in Delhi is about 8.5 per cent. Satyendra Jain on Monday blamed the 'Omicron,' a new variant of the coronavirus, for the increasing number of infection cases in the city, saying more restrictions would be imposed with the increase in the rate of patients in hospitals to prevent this.
The transition rate in the city has become the highest since May 18. In view of the coronavirus spreading in Delhi, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has decided to impose a weekend curfew in the city. No unnecessary movement will be allowed during the weekend curfew. On the weekend curfew imposed in Delhi, state deputy CM Manish Sisodia said there are about 10,000 active cases in Delhi. About 350 people are admitted to the hospital.
Sisodia said 124 out of these 350 admitted patients are on oxygen support, while 7 people are on ventilators. He asked them to go to the hospital only if necessary. Sisodia said it has been decided in the DDMA meeting today that weekend curfew will be imposed on Saturday and Sunday. People are instructed to stay at home.