India’s Delhi region will begin a series of additional measures to prevent a third of cases and a downward trend in infections across the country with easing restrictions on June 14.
The Department of Health has identified 120,529 cases of viral infection in the past 24 hours, nearly 12,000 fewer than the previous day, and added 3,380 deaths from the cause.
The updated balance sheet includes 28,694,879 confirmed cases of coronavirus (120,529 more) and an additional 3,380 deaths up to 344,082. The previous day, 132,364 new infections and 2,713 deaths were reported.
On his return to Delhi, the provincial prime minister, Arvind Kejriwal, announced the creation of a task force to follow up a possible third wave of the coronavirus and increase intensive care beds and drug supplies.
“We are preparing for the third wave of COVID-19 considering that at its peak we could find up to 37,000 cases a day,” Kejriwal said in comments on the NDTV network.
In addition, two genome tracking facilities will be launched in Delhi to actively track strains of virus entering the city. Similarly, the local government will also increase the amount of oxygen available up to 420 tons to address yet another possible shortage.
Delhi will also build 64 oxygen systems, which should be operational in about two months, the minister announced.