Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday, 13 November, stated that pollution is the reason behind the sudden spike in the COVID-19 cases in the national capital. Assuring the Delhi people, Kejriwal said that COVID-19 cases will come under control in 7-10 days.
“COVID-19 situation in Delhi should come under control in 7-10 days; we are considering taking several steps next week,” CM Kejriwal said.
Referring to the stubble burning in agricultural states like Haryana and Punjab, the Delhi Chief Minister said that pollution caused by stubble burning effects NCR regions too.
Speaking about Pusa Bio decomposer – a Delhi-based India Agriculture Research Institute, the CM asked the governments of the neighbouring states to help in curbing the pollution by implementing IARI Solution.
“The bio-decomposer technology to convert straw to manure was successful in Delhi. Now the time has come that all governments should implement this and help the farmers,” said Kejriwal.
Delhi recorded 7,053 fresh COVID-19 cases on Thursday, 12 November, a day after it reached its highest single-day spike, taking the infection tally in the national capital to over 4.5 lakh.
The national capital recorded 107 deaths on Thursday due to COVID-19 — the highest ever since the pandemic broke out, pushing the cumulative death toll to 7,332.
Kejriwal had requested the Union government to provide 1,092 beds, including 300 ICU beds, to help the capital tackle the surge in coronavirus cases, which are projected to climb to nearly 12,000 per day by the end of November, reported Livemint.