coronavirus update indiaas on : 06 August 2020 10:15 GMT+5:30
"No Community Transmission In Delhi,Manish Sisodia's Claim Of 5.5 lakh COVID-19 cases by July 31 Led To Fear": Amit Shah
19,906 cases in India in 24 hours in biggest one-day jump; 5.28 lakh total cases so far, 58.56% recovery rate
"No Community Transmission In Delhi, Manish Sisodia's Claim Of 5.5 lakh COVID-19 cases by July 31 Led To Fear": Amit Shah
New Delhi: The Union Home Minister today assured the people of Delhi that there is no community transmission in the national capital as of now. Amit Shah in an interview given to news agency ANI, has said that he has spoken to experts who have assured him that Delhi's situation is not that bad and there is no community transmission.
"I have spoken to experts in the country which include senior ICMR officials and AIIMS director, who have assured me that there is no COVID-19 community transmission taking place in Delhi," he said.
Further Mr Shah added, that "Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, said around mid-June that there will be over 5.5 lakh cases in Delhi by end of July. It was after this statement that I took the initiative on part of the Home Ministry in involvement in the management of the situation in Delhi. After steps we have taken I can assure the country that Delhi's situation will not be as bad as 5.5 lakh cases by the end of July."
"We have made sure that all houses in Delhi's containment zones are screened by the 30th June and all houses outside containment zones should be screened by the end of July," Amit Shah said. "We have remapped the COVID-19 containment zones in the city, now there are a lot more containment zones than there were earlier, but they are smaller in
The Home Minister also said that "I have spoken to experts in the country which include senior ICMR officials and AIIMS director, who have assured me that there is no COVID-19 community transmission taking place in Delhi".
In the last 24 hours India reported 19,906 fresh coronavirus cases in 24 hours a record single-day figure sending the overall COVID tally to 5,28,859.After 410 COVID-19 fatalities were reported in a day the death toll went up to 16,095.
As the data of health ministry today morning, there are 2,03,051 active cases in the country while 3,09,712 patients have recovered so far. Amongst COVID-19 patients the recovery rate stands at 58.56%.
(With Inputs from news agency ANI)