15:45 GMT07 August 2020
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    New Delhi (Sputnik): India’s national capital will likely have 550,000 COVID-19 cases by the end of July, considering the current rate at which the infection is spreading, estimated Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday. As per the estimate, Delhi will overtake Italy, Spain, and even the UK, all having over 200,000 cases.

    Delhi’s governing Aam Admi Party (Common Man’s Party AAP) has condemned the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) for focusing and spending on a large-scale promotional campaign even as COVID-19 cases in the national capital scuttle towards the 200,000 mark at an alarming pace. 

    A video made viral by the Aam Admi Party shows scores of BJP workers wearing masks, gloves, and trademark saffron scarves around their necks engaging in door-to-door campaigning in the streets of Delhi, which will soon witness elections to the local municipal body. 

    The BJP Delhi unit's workers were apparently distributing a letter written by Prime Minister Narendra Modi under the nationwide "Jan Sampark Abhiyan” (public outreach mission) to highlight the achievements of his government that were recently completed in one year. 


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    Sharing a similar video, AAP slammed former President of BJP's Delhi chapter Manoj Tiwari for carrying out promotional work in full swing, accusing him of having no empathy for the public's pandemic fear. 

    After a meeting with officials of the state disaster management authority, Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia warned that the battle ahead is going to be extremely tough for Delhi.  

    “Till June 15, there will be 44,000 Covid-19 cases and we would need 6,600 beds. We would hit one lakh cases and would require 15,000 beds by June 30. Till July 15, the cases would reach 250,00 and we would require 33,000 beds and till July 31, there will be 550,000 cases and we would need 80,000 beds”, Sisodia told the media. 


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