Addressing the first session of the Delhi Legislative Assembly on Monday, Jain stated, “Ever since Omicron got here, the circumstances are rising quickly in Delhi in 10-15 days. People have very gentle signs. Cases are rising however persons are not falling severely in poor health.”
He informed that people arriving at Delhi airport coming from abroad are being tested and are being sent to isolation facilities if tested positive and are being treated accordingly.
Giving a brief description of the ongoing COVID situation in Delhi and the precautions taken by the Delhi government to stop the further spread of the new Omicron variant, Jain said, “The spread would’ve stopped if the Central Government took the right decision to stop the flights coming from abroad on time. Even after the repeated requests made by the Delhi government no appropriate action was taken. Omicron is a variant of coronavirus only, the treatment for this variant is also the same as the previous variants. Bed occupancy in Delhi is low and most hospital beds are available in Delhi in adequate numbers. Almost 96 percent of the COVID beds in Delhi are available and only four percent are occupied. Furthermore, we are preparing more than 37 thousand beds additionally in Delhi.”
He stated that almost 100 percent of people are vaccinated with the first dose and around 75 percent of the people in Delhi are vaccinated with the second dose. The children between the ages of 15-18 are being vaccinated from today.