Delhi to soon remove COVID-19 restrictions, hints CM Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday indicated that his government will soon remove the restrictions that have been imposed in view of the COVID-19 threat triggered by the Omicron variant. Kejriwal said the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi will help bring life back to normalcy. 

“Soon we will try to do away with (COVID-19) restrictions and bring your life back to normalcy… will make all efforts in that direction,” the Delhi CM said at a program on the occasion of Republic Day here. 

He pointed out that the positivity rate had declined in Delhi and vaccinations had helped in tackling the situation. 

“COVID-19 positivity rate has reduced by 20 per cent in the span of last 10 days. Today it’s about 10 per cent, opposed to 30 per cent positivity rate on January 15. All of this is because of the consistent pace of vaccination,” Kejriwal said. 

The AAP leader said they do not want the livelihood of people to be affected due to COVID-19 restrictions which will be “eased as soon as possible”. 

The national capital had yesterday recorded 5,760 new COVID-19 cases and 30 fresh fatalities. The positivity rate slid to 11.79 per cent, the data issued by the city health department showed. 

The authorities had conducted 48,844 Covid tests the previous day in comparison to 69,022 on Saturday. 

In the current Omicron-driven wave, Delhi recorded the highest number of daily cases of 28,867 on January 13. 

Delhi had on Sunday reported 9,197 Covid cases while on Friday, the city logged 10,756 cases. 

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has stated that most deaths in Delhi have been due to comorbidities like cancer, liver or kidney diseases, and Covid has not been the primary reason for deaths this time.