Mumbai: Following the increase in the number of COVID19 cases in the national capital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that one of the prime reasons behind the fresh surge in coronavirus cases in Delhi is air pollution, which increases during winters.
“Pollution is the main reason behind the spike in COVID-19 cases in Delhi,” Kejriwal said in an online press conference.
Kejriwal said that it has been said about the sewage that is being burnt in agrarian states like Haryana and Punjab that the pollution caused by it affects not only the national capital but also people in these states.
The Delhi-based Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), referring to the Pusa Biodecomposer, said that the CM asked the governments of neighboring states to join hands and fight the pollution threat. He said that it was time for governments to implement the solution of IARI and help the farmers.
Kejriwal said, “We will submit the assessment report to the Air Quality Commission of the Center and request the implementation of Pusa Biodecomposer in all states.”
Speaking about the COVID-19 situation in Delhi, Kejriwal said that the coronavirus situation should come under control within the next 7-10 days.
“We are considering taking several steps next week,” the CM said.
On Thursday, 7,053 fresh COVID-19 cases were reported in the capital, with a total infection of over 4.67 lakh. A total of 104 fresh fatal attacks were recorded, the highest single-day increase in five months. The total COVID-19 death toll in Delhi is 7,332.