New baby boy in New Delhi died due to coronavirus becomes the country’s youngest victim. The infant was just one and half month year old. A 12-day-old infant girl in Bhopal also affected by COVID-19 cases jumped by over one thousand for the sixth straight day on Sunday
Citing the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi last month, emerged as a major coronavirus hotspot, and the large inflow of travellers from other countries to Delhi as the reasons for the spread of the virus, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said Delhi was ‘fighting a difficult battle’.
“Delhi bore the brunt of maximum travellers from other countries. Delhi also bore the brunt due to an incident in the (Tablighi) markaz,” Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during video conferencing
The Delhi state government will not relax lockdown for at least a week as the coronavirus pandemic appears to have gained pace, he said, asserting the decision has been taken to save lives.
Citing instances of asymptomatic people testing positive for the virus, Kejriwal said out of 736 samples collected recently, 186 were found infected by COVID-19 and the people did not know they were carrying the virus.
State of Tamil Nadu reported with 100 plus coronavirus cases again on Sunday, increasing the total number of affected people to 1,477, and authorities expanded their testing footprint with rapid test kits imported from China.