Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi,
on Sunday held a press conference to address the concern about rising COVID-19
cases in the national capital. He asked people not to panic but urged them to
follow COVID appropriate behaviour.

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The Chief Minister also assured people that
there are enough oxygen beds as hospitalisation is low and at present 82 oxygen
beds are occupied in Delhi. Kejriwal also termed omicron variant of coronavirus
“very mild”.

Kejriwal’s press conference came at a time
when the number of omicron cases in Delhi has risen to 351, the second-highest
tally in a state after Maharashtra. The air quality of the national capital was
in the “very poor” category on Sunday morning with the AQI clocking 398 at 9
am, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data showed.

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Here are the top 5 quotes from Arvind
Kejriwal’s press conference in Delhi.

positive cases are mild and asymptomatic

“COVID-19 cases are increasing rapidly in
Delhi, but there is no need to panic. Currently, the active cases in the city
are 6,360. Today, 3,100 new cases are expected. Only 246 hospital beds were
occupied yesterday and all the cases are mild and asymptomatic.”

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of the oxygen beds are unoccupied

“At present, only 82 oxygen beds are
occupied in Delhi. We have 37,000 of them. There is no need to panic, but have
to be responsible by wearing marks and avoiding gatherings. This COVID variant
(omicron) is very mild.”

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COVID appropriate behaviour

“We have to be responsible, wear marks,
sanitise and avoid gatherings. This COVID variant is very mild.”

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is one death

“On March 27, there were 6,600 active
cases and 1,150 oxygen beds were occupied. There were about 10 deaths a day,
but at present there are is one death or no death in a day.”

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cases increased in a day

“COVID cases increased from 1,796 to
around 2,700 in a day. There are around 6,000 active cases at present, there
were around 2,000 active cases three days ago”