Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s spouse Sunita examined constructive for the lethal coronavirus right this moment after which she remoted herself at house.
The Chief Minister has additionally remoted himself as a precautionary measure.
Aam Aadmi Celebration chief Durgesh Pathak advised NDTV that although Mr Kejriwal has remoted himself, he’s reviewing every little thing critically.
“Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain’s groups are additionally working relentlessly,” Mr Pathak added.
Mr Kejriwal had a Covid scare final yr after being unwell for just a few days. He went into house isolation after a bout of fever and throat ache earlier than taking the take a look at which turned out unfavorable.
A number of leaders from AAP have examined constructive for the virus, together with Mr Kejriwal’s deputy Manish Sisodia, state Well being Minister Satyendar Jain and social gathering spokesperson Raghav Chadha.
Delhi has seen a spurt of coronavirus circumstances within the latest weeks with the capital turning into the worst-hit metropolis in India with 25,500 recent circumstances on Sunday.
The town recorded over 23,000 circumstances right this moment taking the whole infections to over 8.77 lakhs.
The densely populated metropolis is now underneath a six-day lockdown until 5 am subsequent Monday, with Arvind Kejriwal calling it obligatory with town’s assets at a breaking level in an escalating Covid disaster. Solely important companies will probably be allowed.
“If we do not impose a lockdown now, we’d face a much bigger calamity. The federal government will take full care of you. We took this powerful determination taking the state of affairs into consideration,” Mr Kejriwal mentioned.
“The six-day lockdown will assist us organize extra beds and provides,” he added.
A number of different states like Maharashtra have additionally carried out strict measures like weekend and night time curfews to deal with the raging pandemic.
India registered 1,761 Covid deaths within the final 24 hours, the most important one-day spike, and over 2.59 lakh new circumstances. The overall variety of circumstances, which reveals a worrying rise within the second wave of the pandemic, now stands at greater than 1.53 crore.