COVID-19 scare: DDCA offers its premises for the fight against pandemic- The Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) president Rohan Jaitley has written to the state government, offering the premises of the Arun Jaitley Stadium to be used as a vaccination site in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jaitley confirmed that he has written a letter to the government and his office has received a reply as well.
“I had written that if they feel that they require a centre for vaccination, the DDCA premises can be used till Normalcy returns,” Jaitley told PTI on Saturday.
“In our stadium premises we have facility where 10,000 people can be vaccinated per day. If they want, till the time there is some semblance of normalcy, they can use it till cricketing activity resumes.” He said that he has got a reply that “chief secretary will look into the matter.”
COVID-19 scare: DDCA offers its premises for fight against pandemic
With a strict lockdown in place, Delhi reported 8,506 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, the first time in over a month that the number of new cases is below the 10,000 mark.
The city reported 289 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to a health bulletin by Delhi government.
The city had reported over 10,000 cases on April 11 as cases surged further in the second wave of the pandemic before showing a decline in the past few days.
The positivity rate has come down to 12.40 per cent, which is the lowest since April 12.
The total case count in the city stands at 13,80,981 and it has 71,794 active cases.
The death toll in the national capital now stands at 20,907. The cumulative fatality rate is at 1.51 per cent
In order to ramp up the coronavirus vaccination drive in the country, the Centre had last month announced a ‘liberalised and accelerated’ Phase 3 strategy of COVID-19 vaccination from May 1.
Now, everyone above the age of 18 are eligible to get COVID-19 vaccine.
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