India, Nov. 23 -- Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday gave orders for MBBS students and dentists to be allowed to assist in hospitals and Covid ICUs to meet manpower shortage amid coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

According to the order, Delhi government hospitals can now engage 4th and 5th-year MBBS students and dentists to assist doctors in the treatment of Covid-19 patients.

Delhi has seen an alarming spike in cases in recent weeks, recording more new cases than any other state in the country.

The national capital recorded 6,746 new cases of Covid-19 and 121 fatalities on Sunday, pushing the death toll to 8,391, authorities said.

This is the fifth time in the last 11 days that the daily toll has crossed the 100-mark.