The COVID-19 cases in Delhi continue to only rise each passing day and recently, according to news reports, the number of containment zones in Delhi has jumped to 341 from 280 as the Delhi government remapped the containment zones following the decision to change the COVID-19 strategy of the government.
In fact, Delhi is the second worst-affected region by COVID-19 with over 80,000 confirmed cases; which includes 2,558 deaths and more than 28,000 active cases.
The reports also suggest that the city reported 2,948 fresh infections over 24 hours - nearly as many as China, where the pandemic began in December 2019.
At a time like this, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that there is no community transmission in Delhi and there is nothing to worry about.June 28, 2020
In an interview with ANI, Amit Shah also quoted Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, who had earlier said that Delhi will have 5.5 lakh Covid-19 cases by July 31.
Shah said that the remarks made by Manish Sisodia caused âpanic and fearâ among Delhiites and expressed confidence that the stage won't be reached.
Check out the video here:
#WATCH After Delhi Deputy CM made a statement that by July 31 we will have 5.5 lakh COVID19 cases in Delhi...there was panic. I am sure now we will not reach that stage and will be in a much better situation because we stressed on preventive measures: HM Amit Shah to ANI pic.twitter.com/CtKDFHHejBâ ANI (@ANI) June 28, 2020
The Home Ministerâs statement has come at a time when the city is registering around 3000 fresh cases every day and this hasnât gone down too well with people on Twitter.
Check out some of the reactions here:
Art Of Lyingâ Narayanan (@snandhu) June 28, 2020
Yeah right. And coronavirus is just a flu !â Vijay (@cuttingchai666) June 28, 2020
Aacha.... Really https://t.co/T9qTL61IGNâ RAHUL (@RAHUL03738552) June 28, 2020
Denial is no more a name of river in Egypt. It is now a name of Home Minister of India.â Easternguy (@Easternguy143) June 28, 2020
This man was underground for last 3 months, suddenly he awakes and see no community spread in Delhi with 80k cases. Fact is every second home in Delhi have one Corona case. https://t.co/AoFeXSOAzjâ Biswajeet (@singh_biswajeet) June 28, 2020
Does he know what is community transmission?â shabmeir Ø´Ø¨ÙÛØ± (@shabmier) June 28, 2020
No one :
Literally no one :
Indian ministers : there is no community transmission https://t.co/jsxd0Uh5vO
3000+ cases everyday and no community transmission...Sir hope you are in parallel universeâ Golu ji (@Goluji36988114) June 28, 2020
Sir worry karna kab start kare? Batadijiye ye bhi pic.twitter.com/5Jiq2dNAfaâ Zrij (@Zrij1) June 28, 2020
Community transmission, or Stage 3 of a pandemic, is marked by cases that cannot be traced to any source of infection.
In addition, Amit Shah's statement comes weeks after Health Minister Satyendar Jain said there was "transmission in the community" but insisted only the centre could confirm this. However, Jain, who has recovered after being hospitalised for COVID-19, earlier said "in 50 per cent of cases in Delhi the source of infection is unknown".