Coronavirus cases in Delhi are surging at an alarming rate. With about 2081 confirmed cases, the NCT of Delhi has the second-highest numbers in India after Maharashtra. Now a worker on duty inside Delhi’s Rashtrapati Bhavan has been tested COVID-19 positive too. The Government had put a ban on all the non-essential movements and services to contain the spread of the fatal infection. But those working in the forefront to provide essential duties are now falling prey to the virus.
What Exactly Happened?
The official residence of the Indian President has come under the corona risk after a worker out there tested positive for the virus. After that, around 100 other workers of the Presidential Palace have also been quarantined. Also, at least 125 families residing near gate number 70 of the mansion have been instructed to self-quarantine themselves, as per the guidelines of the Union health ministry. Last week, a pizza delivery boy in South Delhi had also tested positive, after which 72 families had to be quarantined. Also, more than 50 doctors and medical staff in the capital have been affected by the plague.
The Delhi government has had to increase the number of red zones from 79 to 84, in response to the rapid increase in the coronavirus cases in the city. People residing in the red zones are not allowed to step out of their houses. They can order essential items like vegetables, milk and pulses through a WhatsApp group. The total number of cases in India has already crossed the mark of 18,000 with around 590 deaths.
The central and state governments are trying their best to eliminate the virus at the soonest. But there are certain activities that are unavoidable. The best that we can do now is to get self-dependent as much as we can so that the burden on these essential workers can be reduced. Cook your own food, clean your own house, wash your clothes by yourselves. Let us stand together and ensure that everybody can stay safe, by being at home now.