New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday held a high level meeting with senior officials to review COVID-19 situation in Delhi-NCR. The meeting was also attended by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
In a 75-minute meeting that began at 12 noon in the North Block office of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Shah took stock of the situation linked to the novel coronaviurs pandemic and preparedness to contain the virus in the national capital and the National Capital Region.
This was the third meeting between Shah and Kejriwal over the COVID-19 situation in the national capital, which so far has reported 47,102 confirmed cases that include 27,741 active cases and 1,904 deaths.
Chief Secretary Vijay Dev, Delhi Police Commissioner S.N. Srivastava and Gautam Buddha Nagar District Magistrate Suhas L.Y. were among other Delhi-NCR senior officers who participated in the meeting amid the growing menace.
Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla also attended the meeting that was arranged after two consecutive meetings chaired by the Home Minister on June 14-15 to handle the COVID-19 situation in Delhi.
The meeting was organised soon after Shah directed to do double testing for COVID-19 in Delhi from Thursday as per the new Rapid Antigen methodology -- the technique which will be much faster and cheaper. For this, the test kits will be provided to Delhi on a priority basis. A total of 169 centers has been set up here for collection and testing of the samples.