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Gautam Gambhir launches an attack on Arvind Kejriwal over Covid-19 centre

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 21 July 2020, 12:45 IST

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Gautam Gambhir launched an attack on Delhi chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal stating that the isolation centre at Kanti Nagar is still not operational.

“The GGF Covid-19 centre at Kanti Nagar is still closed. Mr Arvind Kejriwal, depite your assurances over video conference, no action has been taken. Is the whole talk about working together only for TV and advertisements? If you want the credit, come and inaugurate it. We have whole life to do politics,” said Gambhir on Tuesday.

The coronavirus isolation centre has built by his foundation. It was given to the Delhi government on 7th July by former cricketer.

“We have provided 50-bed isolation centre set up Gautam Gambhir Foundation to Delhi government. It is equipped with 30 oxygen cylinders. It is for the people who are not able to isolate themselves in homes,” Gambhir had said while dedicating the centre.

Gambhir had asked for an approval for the centre during a video conferenceing with the Delhi chief minister on 16th July.

The e-conference was attended by BJPs Ramesh Bidhuri, Meenakshi Lekhi, Manoj Tiwari, Gautam Gambhir and Hans Raj Hans and AAP leaders Sanjay Singh, ND Gupta and SK Gupta.

Meanwhile, the national capital on Monday recorded less new Covid-19 cases for the first time in little more than a month. which called forth AIIMS director Randeep Guleria to say that Delhi seems to have hit the peak.

The national capital recorded 954 cases on Monday, according to health ministry figures at 8 am on Tuesday, which pushed the total to 1,23,747. Thirty five deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours, which pushed the total number of deaths in Delhi to 3,663.

The active cases have gone down steadily over the last week, bringing the figure to 15,166 - the lowest in 44 days - while the recovery rate sits at nearly 85 %.

This is for the first time after 1st June that less than 1,000 cases were recorded in a 24-hour. For the last nine days, fresh cases were being reported in the range of 1,000-2,000.

The number of containment zones in Delhi stands at 696.

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First published: 21 July 2020, 12:45 IST