Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urges Center to allow booster doses as cases of omicrons rise

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal held a press conference on Monday urging the government to allow booster vaccine doses for people in the city. The Delhi CM said that since the national capital is witnessing a sudden spike in cases and so far 28 patients of Omicron have been found, the Center should allow the people to provide booster doses.

Arvind Kejriwal also said that in view of the increase in cases in a few days, now all the positive cases in Delhi will be sent for genome sequencing for Omicron.

The Delhi CM further said that they will strengthen the home isolation system as most of the new Covid cases will not require hospitalisation. Assuring people that there is nothing to panic right now, Kejriwal further said that in view of the omicron threat, the Delhi government has made adequate arrangements in hospitals if any new COVID variant spreads.

Six new cases of Omicron type of Kovid have been detected in Delhi today, out of which four are admitted in Max Hospital, Saket. The Delhi Health Ministry had earlier informed that out of these 28 patients, 12 have been discharged and 16 are undergoing treatment. The total cases of Omicron variant in Delhi have risen to 28.

As the number of omicron cases continues to rise in the country, India has recorded 159 such cases so far which is likely to increase in the coming days.