Delhi: 7 patients with new Covid strain under treatment

Seven patients with new Covid-19 strain under treatment in Delhi

Officials said that out of the seven, four are from the national capital

Seven persons are admitted in the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash hospital with the new UK strain of Covid-19, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Thursday.

Officials said that out of the seven, four are from the national capital. A total of 38 Covid-19 patients are presently undergoing treatment at the LNJP hospital.

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Jain also said that the Delhi government has decided to make LNJP and Guru Tegh Bahadur (GTB) hospitals available for non-Covid-19 patients as the number of cases is decreasing.

To avoid huge crowds during the New Year celebrations, the Delhi government also imposed a night curfew for two days -- from 11 pm to 6 am on December 31 and January 1 -- to ensure that there are no lapses that can lead to a spike in the much-controlled situation of infection in Delhi.

Asked about shutting down Covid-19 Care Centres, Jain said that these centres did not see any patients for quite some time and it did not make sense to keep them up and running.