Praising the anti-dengue campaign, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday, 7 October, claimed that the number of dengue cases in Delhi this year were just 356, compared to 650 by this time last year, adding no life was lost due to the vector-borne disease.
"“I am happy to share that the ‘10 Baje-10 Hafte-10 Minute’ campaign against dengue has shown stunning results. Congrats to the people of Delhi! The number of cases in Delhi so far is just 356, compared to 650 by this time last year. Most importantly, we have not lost a single life yet.” " - Arvind Kejriwal, in a tweet.
Kejriwal on 1 September started the campaign urging people to inspect their homes for 10 minutes every week for 10 Sundays at 10 a.m.
The government has claimed that people have taken part extensively in the campaign that ends on 15 November.
Kejriwal said that in 2015, there were 15,000 cases and 60 people were killed due to dengue.
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