Diplomat among 250 fresh dengue cases in last week
A Palestinian diplomat and his two sons are among 250 fresh cases of dengue reported in the city in the past one week, taking the total number of people affected by the mosquito-borne disease to over 780. Municipal corporation officials said <g data-gr-id="21">number</g> of dengue cases reported between January and August has been the highest compared to the corresponding period in the last five years.
Till August 21, the number of cases reported stood at 530. First Secretary in Palestine Embassy Abd Elrazeg Abu Jazer has been admitted to a private hospital in Chanakyapuri on Wednesday while his two sons Ashraf (23) and <g data-gr-id="19">Amzad</g> (16) were admitted to a hospital on Friday. Ashraf, who is into film-making, had come to Delhi a month back while <g data-gr-id="20">Amzad</g> is studying in a school here, the 45-year-old diplomat said.
“There has been an increase of 250 cases of dengue in the city in the last one week. The total number of dengue cases has reached 780 till today,” South Delhi Mayor Subhash Arya said.
Dengue cases have been reported from various posh localities in the city including from Lutyens Bungalow Zone.