“Delhi Begin Unlocking Gradually From Monday,” Says Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi will begin unlocking gradually from Monday, thanks to the efforts of the two crore people of the city which helped bring under control the second COVID-19 wave, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said today
“This is the time to unlock lest people escape corona only to die of hunger,” Mr Kejriwal said.
With black fungus (mucormycosis) cases on the rise in the national capital, it has been declared a notified disease under Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897. As part of a notification issued on Thursday, lieutenant governor Anil Baijal issued regulations, citing that the city is threatened by the outbreak of the dangerous epidemic disease among immune-compromised patients, especially Covid-19 patients being treated with steroids, and that ordinary provisions of law are insufficient to deal with it. Delhi Epidemic Diseases (Mucormycosis) Regulations, 2021 will remain valid for one year and all government and private healthcare facilities will have to follow the guidelines for screening, diagnosis and management of mucormycosis issued by the Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research and Delhi government. The healthcare facilities will also have to report every suspected or affirmed case to the health department.