Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia on Tuesday said that there may be 5.5 lakh COVID-19 cases in the city by July 31. He also said that officials from the Centre have said there is no community transmission of COVID-19 in Delhi.
He said the national capital will need 80,000 beds by July end, at a press conference following a meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) chaired by Lt Governor Anil Baijal. The lieutenant governor is the chairperson of the DDMA.
“Officials from the Centre said at the meeting that there is no community transmission of COVID-19 virus in Delhi,” Sisodia was quoted by the media. He also said that the lieutenant governor has refused to reconsider his decision on the Delhi government’s order reserving state-run and private hospitals for Delhiites. The lieutenant governor had overruled the decision of the Kejriwal government earlier.