Talking to IANS, Health Director Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya Mamta Jajoo said “we have not seen any children hospitalized with Covid symptoms in the hospital”.
However, she said: “As cases increase again in the city, we need to be more vigilant and follow the appropriate Covid behaviours.”
“We need to continue to wear masks in crowded places to prevent the spread of infectious disease,” she told IANS.
Appropriate behaviors such as hand hygiene, disinfection and wearing masks must be applied to both children and adults, she added.
“As people talk, the aerosol spreads through the air around us. This is almost like cigarette smoke spreading, but it’s not visible. This aerosol can contain viruses. When inhaled by others, it’s not visible. will lead to infection. Therefore, children should use masks while in the classroom,” said Dr. Rajeev Jayadevan, Co-Chair of the national IMA COVID task force.
He said if anyone has a fever or runny nose, they should stay at home. Even if it’s not Covid, the advice is “don’t risk giving it to someone else,” he told IANS.
According to the Delhi Health Department bulletin on Friday evening, Delhi has 51 Covid patients in the hospital. It is known that out of a total of 51 Covid patients at the hospital, 14 are children.
Delhi on Friday recorded 366 new Covid cases with 209 recovered as of Thursday.
However, for the third day in a row, no Covid-related deaths were recorded in the city on Friday. The death toll continued to stand at 26,158.