Gala weddings and big ticket parties will have to be kept on hold in the national capital for now. Seeing the massive spike in number of coronavirus cases, Delhi government has now put a capping of 50 guests for weddings from the earlier permissible limit of 200 guests. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has written to Lieutenant General Anil Baijal for his assent in this regard.
While on one hand, in conjunction with the Centre over 700 ICU beds have been added to Delhi hospitals, on the other hand, random testing has begun at the Delhi-Noida border to check the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
CM Kejriwal has also written to the Centre seeking a lockdown in local markets emerging as COVID-19 hotspots. He has also called an all-party meeting Thursday to take stock of the situation and chalk out the way forward.
From 3,797 cases on Monday, Delhi recorded 6,396 cases on Tuesday as the number of tests went up from 30,000 to 49,031.
However, efforts put in by the government will not bear fruit if we do not cooperate and restrict our social mingling. We cannot assume that the situation is back to pre COVID-19 days and we can move around freely without masks and sanitizers, throwing social distancing to the wind.
For the sake of our loved ones, let us be cautious and a bit more responsible. A little bit of caution can go a long way in saving lives.