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Delhi Govt Bans Chhath Puja Celebrations at Ghats in View of Rising Covid Cases

Taking into account the rising infections, Satyendar Jain said that the new peak could be credited to rapid testing. He assured a gradual decline in the peak in a week's time.

New Delhi: The Delhi government on Thursday decided to ban community Chhath Puja celebrations at river ghats to contain the rising Covid-19 cases, said Health Minister Satyendar Jain. Also Read - Travelling To Bihar This Chhath Puja? Darbhanga Airport Starts Passenger Flight Operations

“In the view of safety and to avoid crowd gathering amid the pandemic, we have decided to ban community Chhath Puja celebrations near the ghats this year. The officials have been directed to take strict action against people not following Covid-19 protocols,” Jain told reporters. Also Read - Karwa Chauth, Dhanteras, Diwali, Bhaiya Dooj, Chhath Puja: Here is the List of Festivals Falling in the Month of November 2020

Coronavirus cases have rapidly increased in national capital and touched a new record spike of 8,000 fresh cases being recorded in the last 24 hours. Delhi reported 8,593 new Covid-19 cases and 85 deaths on Wednesday while 7,264 patients recovered from the infection. The death rate so far stands at 1.57 per cent while it remained at 0.99 per cent in the last 10 days. Also Read - Chhath Puja 2020: Railways Plans to Run 46 Special Trains For Festival | Check Complete List Here

Taking into account the rising infections, Jain said that the new peak could be credited to rapid testing. He assured a gradual decline in the peak in a week’s time.

“Number of tests has increased manifold hence the spike in positivity rate of Covid-19 cases. But the average death has stayed below 1 percent in the last 10 days. We are expecting a gradual decline in the numbers by next week,” the Delhi Health Minister said.

The AAP leader informed that 8,500 Covid beds were occupied in the national capital while 8,000 beds remained empty because almost 80 per cent of positive patients were in-home or institutional isolations.

“Almost 80 per cent of infected people are home isolated, rest 10-15 percent who require treatment are shifted to the hospital. Currently, 8,500 Covid beds are occupied while 8,000 hospital beds are empty,” he said.

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