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Covid: Is Delhi witnessing the third wave? Health minister answers

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Covid: Is Delhi witnessing the third wave? Health minister answers

Covid: Is Delhi witnessing the third wave? Health minister answers

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Thursday said the AAP government has changed its strategy by conducting aggressive tracing and testing in the city, attributing it as one of the reasons for a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases in the past few days.

Jain said that it would be too early to say if this was the "third wave" of fresh coronavirus cases, adding that it may be "third wave", but one should wait for one week to see trends.

Amid the festive season and rising pollution levels, Delhi on Wednesday recorded over 5,600 COVID-19 cases for the first time, with the national capital witnessing a surge in daily cases.

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