Third wave of Covid-19 in Delhi? ‘Have possibly entered that phase,’ says health minister Jain – india news

A day after Delhi logged its highest daily count of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases, health minister Satyendar Jain said on Thursday that it is too early to say the national capital is witnessing the third wave of Covid-19 cases but that it is possible “we are already in that phase.”

Click here for full Covid-19 coverage

Jain’s remark came a day after Delhi recorded more than 5,000 new cases of Covid-19 for the first time. The 5,673 new infections on Wednesday have taken the Capital’s tally of cases due to the disease to 370,014, including 6,396 fatalities.

Read: With 5,673 new coronavirus cases, Delhi records its highest single-day spike

“It is too early to say that Delhi is experiencing the third wave of Covid-19 cases. We must wait for another week in order to definitively say that, but it is possible we’re already in that phase,” Jain told news agency ANI. “We’ve made some changes to our strategy. Now, when a person tests positive, we also test his entire family and close contacts. We do this not once, but twice – the second time after four-five days,” he added.


The 5,673 infections Delhi recorded on Wednesday was the second straight day it witnessed its highest single-day spike. On Tuesday, Delhi had logged 4,853 cases, which was its highest single-day tally since 4,473 on September 16. In fact, the national capital has consistently logged more than 4,000 cases daily in the last few days.

Officials have attributed the recent spike to re-opening of public places and the ongoing festive season. There are concerns this could lead to a fresh surge of cases not just in Delhi, but across the country.

On Wednesday, in view of the Capital’s coronavirus situation, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia had announced that all schools will remain closed till further orders. Schools were ordered to stay closed till October 31 before that.

Recent Articles

Kalki Koechlin stands out on the Cover of Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, shot on OnePlus 8T 5G – fashion and trends

India’s leading fashion and women’s magazines, Harper’s Bazaar and Cosmopolitan have photographed their November digital covers in a creative way: on the recently-released...

Don’t create a world of immunity haves and have-nots – analysis

On November 23, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said his airline is considering a rule requiring passengers to get a coronavirus vaccine before they...

Gautam Gambhir to campaign for BJP in Jammu & Kashmir for DDC polls – india news

Cricketer turned BJP MP Gautam Gambhir will campaign for the party in the ongoing district development council polls in Jammu and Kashmir, likely...

Joe Biden urges Congress to pass ‘robust package’ to deal with economic crisis – world news

President-elect Joe Biden urged Congress on Tuesday to pass a “robust package” to deal with the economic crisis wrought by the coronavirus pandemic.Biden...

Horoscope Today: Astrological prediction for December 2, what’s in store for Aries, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio and other zodiac signs – more lifestyle

All zodiac signs have their own characteristics and traits which define someone’s personality. Wouldn’t it be helpful if you started your day by...

Related Stories