India logged 5,880 new coronavirus cases and 14 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday, amid rising Covid-19 cases.
A nationwide mock drill was also announced on April 10 and 11 in which both public and private healthcare facilities are expected to participate to test their preparedeness.
In a review meeting held on April 7, Union Minister for Health, Mansukh Mandaviya had urged state health ministers to visit hospitals and oversee the drills. Mr Mandaviya stressed the need to identify emergency hotspots by monitoring trends of influenza-like illness (ILI) and severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) cases, ramping up testing and vaccination, and ensuring readiness in hospitals.
Meanwhile, Delhi on Sunday logged 699 fresh COVID-19 cases with a positivity rate of 21.15 per cent, according to data shared by the city government’s health department.
Four people suffering from COVID-19 died in the city. However, the health bulletin stated that COVID-19 was the primary cause of death in just one case.
Delhi government officials said Sunday bringing back mandatory masks has been discussed but a final decision is awaited, as cases of Covid-19 rose nationwide over the past two weeks.
On Friday, neighbouring Haryana notified that wearing face masks would be mandatory across the state at all public places, where there is a ‘gathering of more than 100 people, government offices, malls etc.’
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