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    COVID-19 situation in Delhi under control, recovery rate improving: Arvind Kejriwal

    On the COVID-19 situation in Delhi, the chief minister said, "The situation is under control, all parameters good, recovery rate is improving, positivity ratio reducing and deaths have reduced."

    Covid-19 recovery rate in Delhi is 88% today, informs CM Kejriwal

    While addressing a press conference in the national capital on July 27, the Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal spoke on COVID situation in Delhi. He said, “There is improvement in Covid situation in Delhi. The Delhi model is being discussed in India and abroad. Today, the recovery rate in Delhi is 88%, only 9% of the people are ill now and 2-3% of the people have died. There is a decline in the number of deaths.”Covid-19 recovery rate in Delhi is 88% today, informs CM Kejriwal

    Delhi has reported 10,072 active coronavirus cases so far: Satyendar Jain, Health Minister

    There are 10,072 active coronavirus cases in Delhi, out of which 1076 were reported yesterday, informed Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on August 06. "Yesterday, 1076 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Delhi, taking the total tally to 1,40,232. 890 people were recovered yesterday from infection and 10,072 are currently active, including 2,095 receiving treatment in the hospital," said Jain on coronavirus situation in the national capital.Delhi has reported 10,072 active coronavirus cases so far: Satyendar Jain, Health Minister

    Delhi records lowest single-day coronavirus deaths since July 1

    There were 613 COVID-19 cases on July 27, the lowest in the last two months. It, however, increased to 1,056 the next day and slightly declined to 1,035 on July 29, only to rise to 1,093 and 1,195 on July 30 and 31 respectively.

    Covid-19: Active cases reduce in National capital, Delhi slips from 2nd to 14th position

    Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain informed that Delhi has slipped on the table of COVID-19 active cases. "Earlier it was on second position and now it is on the fourteen position in terms of active cases," Satyendar Jain said. On serological survey, he said, "We will have to extend the serological survey in Delhi by 2 more days. Around 15,000 samples will be collected during the survey." Covid-19: Active cases reduce in National capital, Delhi slips from 2nd to 14th position

    India reports over 50K COVID cases for 4th straight day, total tally crosses 17.5 lakh mark

    India on August 02 reported a spike of 54,736 cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking the confirmed number of infections to 17,50,724. According to the data of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the deadly disease claimed the lives of 853 people in the last 24 hours, and now the casualties have reached the figure of 37,364. 5,67,730 cases of coronavirus are active in the country, whereas, 11,45,630 people have overcome the invisible virus. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 4,63,172 samples were tested for COVID-19 on August 02. The total samples till August 02 are 1,98,21,831. India reports over 50K COVID cases for 4th straight day, total tally crosses 17.5 lakh mark

    Former President Pranab Mukherjee tests positive for COVID-19

    "On a visit to the hospital for a separate procedure, I have tested positive for COVID19 today. I request the people who came in contact with me in the last week, to please self isolate and get tested for COVID-19," Mukherjee tweeted.

    Rahul Gandhi attacks PM Modi government over India's COVID-19 tally crossing 20-lakh mark

    He also tagged a July 17 tweet of his urging the government to take concrete steps to prevent the spread of coronavirus. He had said that if the viral infection keeps spreading at the current pace then there would be more than 20 lakh cases by August 10.

    22.8% in Delhi affected, have Covid-19 antibodies, sero-surveillance reveals

    The survey, which was conducted from June 27 to July 10 by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in collaboration with Delhi government, also indicated that a large number of infected persons remain asymptomatic. The sero survey has revealed that some districts – Shahdara and Central district – have more prevalence than others.

    India records biggest daily jump of 52,123 COVID-19 cases as recoveries cross 10 lakh

    The country registered a record increase of 52,123 infections in 24 hours while the death-toll climbed to 34,968 with 775 people succumbing to the disease in a day, the ministry data updated at 8 am showed.

    Assessing COVID-19 situation: Second round of sero survey begins in Delhi, extended till Aug 7

    A senior government official said 15,000 samples would be collected from August 1 to 5 as part of the exercise, spanning different areas and age groups. Representative samples will be taken from all the 11 districts.

    Emulate Delhi model in fight against COVID-19, Union Minister G Kishan Reddy tells states

    The union minister visited Telangana Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (TIMS), a 14-storey building at the sports complex at Gachibowli which was transformed into a hospital.

    Mumbai airport scam: Delhi HC allows accused to join probe through videoconferencing

    Sartaj Ali, Managing director (MD) of the accused firm, Nice Projects Ltd had moved the Delhi High Court seeking relief from personal appearance in the case. Ali had cited his age and the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason behind not being able to join the probe carried out by the Mumbai-unit of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

    Delhi’s Covid-19 recovery rate improved to 84%: Satyendar Jain

    Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on July 21 confirmed 84 per cent recovery rate among COVID-19 patients in the national capital. He said, “With 954 new cases, the total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Delhi rises to 1,23,747 and 1,04,918 have recovered till now.Delhi’s Covid-19 recovery rate improved to 84%: Satyendar Jain

    No coronavirus patient under home isolation in Delhi has died in July: Study

    Not a single coronavirus patient under home isolation in the city has died in July and there has been a "sharp decline" in daily fatality figures in the past two weeks, a Delhi government study on COVID-19 deaths has said.

    Arvind Kejriwal on Covid-19: Delhi’s situation improved due to increased testing, working together

    Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal credited increased testing and working in unison for the betterment in COVID-19 situation in the capital. He said, “Positivity rate and death rate is coming down and recovery rate has increased rapidly but people should not be complacent. You never know, COVID-19 may surge again. Right now, taking precautions are the biggest weapon. Use of masks, sanitisers and washing hands is very important. Increased testing and working in unison is to credit for the betterment in situation.” Although Delhi has over 1 lakh confirmed cases of coronavirus, its active infections stands just above 19,000. Arvind Kejriwal on Covid-19: Delhi’s situation improved due to increased testing, working together

    India among 20 countries interested in obtaining Covid-19 vaccine from Russia

    RDIF has seen strong global interest in the vaccine and plans to conduct Phase 3 clinical trials in different countries, including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Brazil, India and Philippines, and start mass production in other countries in partnership with local sovereign wealth funds, including India, South Korea and Brazil, as well as, in Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Cuba, according to the statement.

    Covid-19 sparks political battle in Pune as cases 3 times of Mumbai; PMC says it doesn't have funds

    ​​The Maharashtra govt had said that the PMC, Pune Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC), Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) and the state government would pay up Rs 300 crores that is going to be used to build three jumbo covid hospitals in Pune.

    Delhi govt asks DMs to document their initiatives to deal with COVID-19 situation

    The DMs have been asked to also mention the difficulties they faced while executing new initiatives in their districts to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus.

    Survey reveals presence of Antibodies: A quarter of Delhi can fight Covid, but how well?

    In all, 21,387 people across Delhi’s 11 districts underwent the serological survey, which revealed that antibodies were present in 23.5% of the population. This survey is being planned to find out the quality of antibodies and its sustainability to help the government in its Covid management efforts.

    COVID-19 testing: Coronavirus test price in Delhi capped at Rs 2,400

    Delhi government on Thursday announced a price cap at Rs 2,400 for COVID-19 RT-PCR test. Deputy Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia, in his tweet said, "Delhi government has decided to cap the rates for #COVID19 RT-PCR test at Rs 2,400 inclusive of all charges." Earlier, Home Ministry Spokesperson tweeted, "As per the directives of Home Minister Amit Shah in providing relief to the common man, High-level expert committee's report on 'Covid-19 testing rates' received by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has been further sent to Delhi Govt for necessary action. It has been decided to fix the test rate at Rs 2,400." COVID-19 testing: Coronavirus test price in Delhi capped at Rs 2,400

    The last doctor standing: Coronavirus pandemic pushes Bihar hospital to brink

    As infections slow in many other countries, India is still reporting more than 50,000 cases per day. Its total of more than 2 million cases trails only the United States and Brazil, and cases show no signs of slowing. Since the pandemic struck India, more than 46,000 people have died.

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tests negative for coronavirus

    The chief minister has avoided meetings and visitors since Sunday afternoon, an AAP spokesperson said

    Are local lockdowns slowing the spread of coronavirus? Here's what the data says

    Various cities and districts recently imposed new restrictions. ET looks at data from five metros: Two cities that didn’t impose fresh hard local lockdowns after the national unlock began, and three cities that did.

    India's single-day count of COVID-19 cases more than that of US, Brazil in past 7 days: WHO data

    India recorded 4,11,379 COVID-19 cases and 6,251 deaths due to the disease in a span of seven days till August 10, while the US which is at the number one spot in terms of both cases and deaths, registered 3,69,575 infections and 7,232 deaths during the same period.

    Coronavirus: India crosses 15-lakh case mark; fatality rate declines to 2.25%

    The Case Fatality Rate reduced from around 3.33 per cent in mid-June to 2.25 per cent on Tuesday. While the total count of COVID-19 cases is 15,83,156, the country has reported 33,425 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

    Delhi to scale up Covid-19 testing

    SD Biosensor, the South Korean healthcare company with a manufacturing facility at Manesar near Gurgaon, has supplied the 50,000 Standard Q Covid-19Ag kits, the stand-alone rapid point of care antigen detection assay for quick detection of SARS-CoV-2.

    Sero survey to be done every month in Delhi after Covid antibodies found in nearly 24% population

    Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain confirmed that COVID-19 antibodies were found in nearly 24% percent of those surveyed for sero surveillance in Delhi. He said, “Antibodies were found in 1/4th of the total population of Delhi that means 1/4th population of Delhi had COVID-19 and they have recovered. Most of these people were not aware that they had infection. Now, Delhi government has decided to conduct sero surveillance every month. It will be done from the 1st till 5th of every month.” Sero survey to be done every month in Delhi after Covid antibodies found in nearly 24% population

    COVID-19 situation better in Delhi than June, but war not won yet, says Kejriwal

    Addressing an online media briefing, the chief minister said according to the Centre's formula, Delhi was expected to have 2.25 lakh cases by July 15, but at present, there are only 1.15 lakh cases.

    Covid-19 outbreak: HM Shah holds meeting with CM Kejriwal, senior officials of Delhi-NCR

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting with senior administrative officers of Delhi-NCR in view of COVID-19 management and situation in the national capital. Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal was also present in the meeting. Meanwhile, total number of coronavirus cases stand for 47, 102. 1,904 people lost their lives due to the deadly virus in the national capital. Covid-19 outbreak: HM Shah holds meeting with CM Kejriwal, senior officials of Delhi-NCR

    COVID-19 situation: PM Modi interacts with CMs of around 10 states

    The meet assumes significance as these 10 states have a high populaton density and the idea is to bring down the virus caseload.

    Delhi monuments reopen with protective measures in place

    Monuments in Delhi reopened on July 6 in second phase of unlock. Arrangements have been done to ensure safety amid COVID-19 outbreak.Delhi monuments reopen with protective measures in place

    Sharp spike in smuggling of goods amid coronavirus pandemic: FICCI CASCADE

    "The perpetrators of illicit trade are always looking at innovative ways to deceive the system to carry out their activities. This deeply harms the economic interests of the nation and the society ends up paying a huge cost," FICCI CASCADE Chairman Anil Rajput said in a statement.

    COVID-19 in Delhi: 5-day mandatory institutional quarantine order withdrawn after AAP govt's stiff opposition

    A day after Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal directed five-day mandatory institutional-quarantine for every coronavirus patient, the decision was revoked on Saturday following stiff opposition by the AAP govt. The development came after two meetings between the Delhi government and the LG. Now all individuals who test positive will be first examined at COVID care centres to find out if they need hospitalisation. It will also be checked if they have adequate facilities for home isolation. The AAP government had contended that the mandatory institutional quarantine will seriously harm the city as its facilities will not be able to take the burden of the rising number of cases.COVID-19 in Delhi: 5-day mandatory institutional quarantine order withdrawn after AAP govt's stiff opposition

    Pulse oximeters like 'surakha kavach', have minimised COVID-19 deaths in Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal

    "Delhi has been able to minimise deaths of Corona patients in home isolation thru this suraksha kavach called pulse oximeter. If patients detect their oxygen is falling they reach out to us for help. We immediately send oxygen concentrators to their home or take them to a hospital," Kejriwal said in a tweet.

    Delhi's COVID-19 recovery rate improves to 86%; active cases lowest in seven weeks

    Delhi's COVID-19 recovery rate improved to over 86 per cent and active cases dipped to 13,681, lowest in the last seven weeks, even as 1,025 fresh instances were recorded on Friday, the health bulletin said.

    Nearly 78% beds for COVID-19 patients lying vacant in Delhi hospitals: AAP govt

    The Delhi government on Wednesday said nearly 78 per cent beds for coronavirus patients are lying vacant in government and private hospitals of the city. The national capital recorded 1,227 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the infection tally to 1,26,323.

    Delhi: War on one pandemic brings another back

    Experts feel the gains made over the last year have, to a large extent, been nullified in this period. A study estimates that Delhi generates 690 tonnes of plastic each day, with just 20% of that eventually recycled. Before Covid-related plastic waste, the biggest problems in Delhi, as determined by a study by NGO Chintan, were tetrapacks and milk packets.

    Covid-19: Serological survey begins in Delhi to determine virus spread

    Serological survey has begun in the national capital from June 27. A medical team visited Motia Khan and Paharganj area and collected samples for serological survey. The survey is a part of the 'Revised COVID Response Plan' in line with recommendations of Dr. VK Paul committee. In recent days, Delhi has overtaken Mumbai on COVID-19 cases. Covid-19: Serological survey begins in Delhi to determine virus spread

    With few checks in place for regulation, ambulances fleece desperate COVID-19 patients

    A Bangalore resident was charged Rs 15,000 to transport his 54-year-old mother to a private hospital less than 6-km away. In Kolkata, private ambulances are charging Rs 6,000-8,000 for ferrying Covid patients for about 5km.

    COVID-19: Herd immunity can't be strategic choice or option in India, says health ministry

    "In a country with the size of the population like India, herd immunity cannot be a strategic choice or option. It can only be an outcome, and that too at a very high cost as it means lakhs of people would have to be infected, get hospitalised and many would die in the process," Officer on Special Duty in the Health Ministry Rajesh Bhushan said.

    Delhi govt decides to cancel upcoming semester, final exams of universities under it due to COVID-19

    Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Sisodia said these state universities have been asked to promote their students and award them degrees adopting some methodology of evaluation.

    Covid-19 outbreak: No lockdown extension in Delhi, says Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain

    Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Friday said that the lockdown imposed as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of COVID-19 will not be extended in the national capital. "No, the lockdown will not be extended," Jain said on being asked if there have been discussions to extend lockdown in the national capital considering the spike in coronavirus cases. Delhi has over 34,000 virus cases and 1,085 deaths.Covid-19 outbreak: No lockdown extension in Delhi, says Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain

    'Unlock-3': Allow hotels, gyms, weekly markets to reopen in Delhi, AAP govt's proposal to LG

    In its 'Unlock-3' guidelines issued on July 29, the Centre had allowed opening of yoga institutes and gymnasiums from August 5, but no fresh order has been issued by authorities in Delhi to permit functioning of these establishments.

    Single day coronavirus cases dip below 55,000, recovery rate rises to 69.80%

    The total coronavirus cases have increased to 22,68,675 with 53,601 new infections being reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to 45,257 with 871 fatalities being reported in a span of 24 hours, it stated. .

    Source of many Covid-19 patients remain unknown: Satyendar Jain on community spread

    Delhi’s Minister of Health, Satyendar Jain, on July 20 reacted to reports of community spread in the national capital. He said, “There is spread in community, now it's very technical to say either it's local or community spread. Source of many (COVID-19 positive patients) remains unknown after test. Let's leave the technical battle on Centre to decide over community spread.”Source of many Covid-19 patients remain unknown: Satyendar Jain on community spread

    Record 7 lakh COVID-19 tests conducted in a day; recovery rate rises to 68.78 pc: Health Ministry

    The number of recoveries has surged to 14,80,884 with 53,879 coronavirus patients having recuperated and discharged in 24-hours, the highest in a day so far, pushing the recovery rate to 68.78 per cent. The fatality rate has further dropped to 2.01 per cent, the ministry said.

    India's Covid-19 fatality rate drops to 2.43% from 3.36% on June 17: Health Ministry

    Thirty states and Union Territories have COVID-19 positivity rate lower than that of the national average which stands at 8.07 per cent, Rajesh Bhushan, officer on special duty in the Union health ministry, told a press conference here.

    View: Delhi’s Covid contagion curve is far from flattening

    What is deeply worrying is insufficient testing, coupled with the lack of enough hospital beds.

    Covid-19 in Delhi: CM Kejriwal thanks Centre for providing testing kits in time

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejrwal expressed gratefulness to the Centre for providing the COVID-19 testing kits when required in time. Arvind Kejriwal said, “In the first week of June, the number of beds has increased significantly. There are 13500 beds present in Delhi now, of which 6500 are occupied. Also, 20000 tests are being conducted daily. I thank Centre for providing us the needed testing kits.” Covid-19 in Delhi: CM Kejriwal thanks Centre for providing testing kits in time

    Expert committee on COVID-19 vaccine administration to meet on Wednesday

    The phase-1 human clinical trials of the two COVID-19 vaccine candidates, developed indigenously by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research and Zydus Cadila Ltd, have been completed and the trials have moved to phase 2, ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava said last Tuesday.

    Delhi's illegal colonies await makeover after coronavirus

    More than two-thirds of Delhi's 18 million people live in informal settlements, according to government data. Unauthorised colonies are built in violation of zoning regulations, often on farmland that is illegally subdivided. The settlements of densely packed low-rise buildings help fill a gap in affordable housing for the tens of thousands of migrants streaming into the city. Worldwide, more than 3 billion people are forecast to lack access to adequate and affordable housing by 2030.

    Delhi govt plans more monthly sero-surveys, next to be done in August: Satyendar Jain

    The decision comes after the city government analysed the results of the latest sero-survey which showed that 23 per cent of the people here had exposure to the novel coronavirus.

    Watch: Amit Shah visits Delhi's LNJP hospital to review coronavirus preparedness

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday afternoon visited Lok Nayak Jaiprakash (LNJP) Hospital and interacted with the management. The minister reached LNJP Hospital after holding an all-party meeting over COVID-19 situation in Delhi.Watch: Amit Shah visits Delhi's LNJP hospital to review coronavirus preparedness

    Delhi govt cancels all state university exams due to Coronavirus crisis: Manish Sisodia

    Due to COVID-19 crisis in National Capital, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia on July 11 informed that all the state university exams have been cancelled. “Delhi government has decided to cancel all Delhi state university exams including final exams in view of COVID-19. The degree will be awarded based on evaluation parameters decided by the universities,” said Manish Sisodia.Delhi govt cancels all state university exams due to Coronavirus crisis: Manish Sisodia

    Amit Shah has not undergone any fresh COVID-19 test, Government official clarifies

    A Home Ministry official said when a test will be done, everyone will be informed. He also asked everyone not to speculate on the home minister's health. Soon, Tiwari also deleted his tweet that stated Shah has tested negative for coronavirus.

    Interim bails, paroles extended to prevent coronavirus spread in jails, says Delhi HC

    The single judge said that the July 13 order was only applicable to those eligible for interim bail or parole as per the criteria laid down by the High Powered Committee (HPC) which was set up on the Supreme Court's direction to decongest prisons for preventing spread of COVID-19 there.

    Delhi CM Kejriwal undergoes Covid-19 test, awaits result

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday underwent COVID-19 test after developing sore throat and fever, an official said. The test report is expected later in the night or by Wednesday morning.Delhi CM Kejriwal undergoes Covid-19 test, awaits result

    COVID-19 outbreak: India witnesses highest single-day spike of 17,296 new cases

    407 deaths and highest single-day spike of 17,296 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in India in the last 24 hours. Positive cases in India stand at 4,90,401 including 1,89,463 active cases,2,85,637cured/discharged/migrated and 15301 deaths. Confirmed cases have reached 1,47,741 in Maharashtra. Total number of samples tested up to 25 June is 77,76,228. COVID-19 outbreak: India witnesses highest single-day spike of 17,296 new cases

    Delhi: Door-to-door survey in containment zones to be completed by July 6

    Last week, the government had launched a mammoth exercise to screen the national capital's population for coronavirus and fixed the deadline to complete the task by July 6. The earlier deadline to complete the door-to-door survey in the city's containment zones was June 30.

    Delhi's COVID-19 tally crosses 1 lakh-mark with 1,379 fresh cases

    Forty-eight fatalities have been recorded in the last 24 hours, according to the Delhi health department bulletin.

    Delhi government withdraws order delinking hotels from Covid hospitals

    The latest order on Monday states that the July 4 order delinking the hotels from hospitals stands withdrawn with immediate effect. It said the orders through which these hotels were linked with hospitals as extended Covid-19 hospitals will remain in force till further instructions.

    With Delhi's recovery rate at 72 pc, no need to panic as COVID-19 numbers reach one lakh: Arvind Kejriwal

    The national capital's COVID-19 cases are also nearing the 1-lakh mark with 99,444 coronavirus cases and 3,067 deaths, according to the Union Health ministry.

    Covid-19 lockdown led to 65% growth in sexual wellness market; Mumbai saw highest sales, followed by B'luru, Delhi

    An analytical report published by ThatsPersonal.com captures the sex product trends and behaviours in India.

    COVID-19 vaccine likely by end of 2020 or early next year: AIIMS

    While speaking to ANI in the national capital on July 20, the Head of Centre for Community Medicine Department in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Dr Sanjay K Rai spoke on vaccine trial. He said, “Launching of vaccine depends on its overall trial, we will have to check the effectiveness of the vaccine for at least 6 months.” “By end of this year or early next year, there are chances that we will have a vaccine,” Medicine Dept Head added. COVID-19 vaccine likely by end of 2020 or early next year: AIIMS

    Covid: New hotspots drive daily cases to 50,000 in India, Delhi sets an example

    While earlier epicentres — Mumbai, Delhi and Ahmedabad — are seeing lower numbers, other cities such as Pune, Bengaluru and Hyderabad are seeing a flare-up in coronavirus cases.

    Delayed due to pandemic, Delhi Waqf Board reconstitution process begins

    "The district magistrate (Central) has been appointed returning officer for election of the Waqf Board member (MLA). He was appointed earlier this month," said a senior Delhi government officer. He said the exercise may take more time to complete as officials are engaged in COVID-19-related works.

    Vaccine paradox: Volunteers already have antibodies against the novel coronavirus

    ​​The institute has to harness 100 volunteers for the trial. Sources said that nearly 3,500 people have registered to participate in the trial, a little over 50% of them from other states.

    Delhi COVID-19 cases estimated to rise to 56,000 by end of next 2 weeks: Satyendar Jain

    Barring June 1, when Delhi saw a spike of 990 cases, it has been recording over 1,000 fresh cases every day from May 28 to June 7, the highest being 1,513 on June 3.

    No large Independence Day gatherings, honour COVID-19 warriors: Centre tells states

    The ministry said it would be appropriate that the theme of 'Aatma Nirbhar Bharat', announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a self-reliant India, was suitably spread and publicised through various activities and messages in the functions and on social media during the Independence Day celebrations.

    Plasma bank to be set up in Delhi for treatment of COVID-19 patients: Arvind Kejriwal

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced setting up of a 'plasma bank' to save lives of serious COVID-19 patients in the national capital. Addressing an online media briefing, the chief minister said the bank will start working in the next two days, adding that the AAP government will encourage those who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate their plasma. The chief minister said that a helpline will be set up by the government for queries related to donation of plasma.Plasma bank to be set up in Delhi for treatment of COVID-19 patients: Arvind Kejriwal

    Ready to deal with situation if there is spike in cases of coronavirus: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

    Arvind Kejriwal said the situation is still under control in Delhi, even after several relaxations were given in the fourth phase of COVID-19-induced lockdown.

    Covid-19 pandemic hits the only source of income for majority of Tibetan refugees

    According to Sonam Topgyal, if Tibetan winter business is cancelled this year, apart from Tibetans suffering a huge loss in income, the Indian garment factory owners in Ludhiana and Delhi will also see a steep fall in their profits.

    Delhi Congress restructuring to pick up pace with improvement in COVID-19 situation

    Consultations with senior leaders have begun and party workers who actively participated in relief work during the pandemic will be included in the new team, said Delhi Congress president Anil Kumar.

    India's COVID-19 fatality rate declines to 2.25%; recovery rate rises over 64%: Health ministry

    The ministry said such an approach ensured that hospitals were left unburdened with supervised home isolation for asymptomatic patients.

    Covid-19 outbreak: Centre to place around 300 isolation coaches at Delhi’s Anand Vihar Terminal

    As cases of coronavirus are increasing in the national capital, the government is focusing on increasing isolation facilities. Around 300 COVID care isolation coaches will be placed at Anand Vihar Terminal on June 16. These isolation coaches are being placed by the central government. Northern Railways CPRO Deepak Kumar said, “Only, people with mild symptoms will be kept here. Management of coach and patient will be done by the state.” Constant surge in Delhi has taken national capital’s tally of active cases to 25002.Covid-19 outbreak: Centre to place around 300 isolation coaches at Delhi’s Anand Vihar Terminal

    IMA says nearly 200 doctors in India have succumbed to COVID-19 so far; requests PM's attention

    "As per the latest data collected by the IMA, our nation has lost 196 doctors, out of which 170 of them are above the age of 50 years, with general practitioners attributing to around 40 per cent of it," the IMA said expressing concerns over the safety of doctors losing their lives in the fight against the COVID-19 crisis.

    Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain tests negative for COVID-19

    New Delhi: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain was admitted to hospital last night with high fever and complaints of breathing trouble, a day after he attended a meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and others. The Delhi minister, who is being treated at Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital, has tested negative for coronavirus.Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain tests negative for COVID-19

    World's largest COVID care centre: Delhi LG inaugurates 10,000-bed facility at Radha Soami Satsang Beas

    Lt Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal visited Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre at Radha Soami Satsang Beas in Chattarpur on July 05. He inaugurated the 10,000 bed-facility for COVID-19 patients at the centre and also inspected the facility at the Radha Soami Satsang Beas. The entire facility at the centre is air-conditioned with all the basic amenities. The cases of coronavirus have crossed 94,000-mark in the national capital.World's largest COVID care centre: Delhi LG inaugurates 10,000-bed facility at Radha Soami Satsang Beas

    Delhi govt to launch special programme to generate more employment opportunities: Gopal Rai

    The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government will soon come out with a slew of reforms to revive the national capital's economy, which has been adversely affected due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown, he said, adding that many migrant workers have moved out of Delhi and several people have lost their jobs due to the shutdown.

    Coronavirus cases cross one lakh-mark in Delhi, but no need to panic: CM Kejriwal

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that out of the 25,000 active COVID-19 cases in Delhi, 15,000 cases are being treated at home and added that the home isolation programme is a success. The national capital's COVID-19 cases are nearing the 1-lakh mark with 99,444 coronavirus cases and 3,067 deaths. CM Kejriwal appealed to hospitals to counsel their COVID-19 patients to donate plasma after 14 days of recovery from the disease.Coronavirus cases cross one lakh-mark in Delhi, but no need to panic: CM Kejriwal

    India's COVID-19 recovery rate improves to 62.93 per cent: Health ministry

    In the last 24 hours, a total of 19,235 people were cured of the coronavirus infection. This has resulted in the cumulative total number of recovered cases among COVID-19 patients rising to 5,34,620 on Sunday.

    Tobacco use accelerates transmission of COVID-19: Health ministry

    In its document 'COVID-19 Pandemic and Tobacco Use in India', the ministry said experts have confirmed that smokers are more likely to develop severe symptoms or die from COVID-19, as it primarily attacks the lungs and warned against use of any such products.

    HM Amit Shah and CM Kejriwal visit Radha Saomi Satsang Covid-19 facility in Delhi, review arrangements

    Watch: Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal take stock of the situation in the Radha Saomi Satsang Covid-19 facility in Chattarpur, New Delhi.HM Amit Shah and CM Kejriwal visit Radha Saomi Satsang Covid-19 facility in Delhi, review arrangements

    COVID-19 testing: Private labs turn away patients in Delhi saying 'overloaded with samples'

    After TIMES NOW exposed how hospitals in Delhi turned away patients, now private labs turn away patients saying that they were overloaded with samples & under-equipped. TIMES NOW’s Sherine exposes 4 private labs. Take a look at these ground reports.COVID-19 testing: Private labs turn away patients in Delhi saying 'overloaded with samples'

    “Infodemia” on Coronavirus pandemic creating misconceptions in Kazakhstan

    Central Asia’s biggest & resource rich Kazakhstan and close partner for India, like all countries of the world, is going through its difficult period and does not hide its challenges.

    CIC's functioning not interrupted even for single day due to COVID-19, says Jitendra Singh

    The Commission disposed of 1,785 cases in June this year as against 1,298 cases in the month of June 2019, which in other words indicate that the disposal rate was infact significantly higher during this period, despite the constraints of the pandemic.

    Increase beds, ventilators for COVID-19 patients: HC to Centre, Delhi government

    The Delhi government also told the bench that total 569 ventilators were available, out of which 315 were being utilised and remaining are available.

    LJP asks EC to not hold Bihar elections in Oct-Nov, says polls in pandemic will endanger lives

    The LJP has said that the coronavirus pandemic has already acquired dangerous proportions and experts believe that it is likely to be more severe by October-November, as it argued that the priority now should be saving people's lives and not holding the elections.

    Covid fatality rate can fall below 1 per cent with focused efforts: PM Narendra Modi

    Modi said the percentage of active cases is declining and the recovery rate has increased to almost 70% while tests have gone up to almost 700,000 daily. “This shows our efforts have been successful. Due to this, confidence and trust among people have increased and the atmosphere of fear has reduced,” he said.

    Covid-19 death in Delhi: Count increases by 344, tally reaches 1,837

    Delhi Govt releases fresh data on Covid-19 deaths. 344 deaths have been added to the total Covid death count, taking the number to 1,837. This number includes 93 fresh deaths in the last 24 hours.Covid-19 death in Delhi: Count increases by 344, tally reaches 1,837

    Delhi LG Anil Baijal calls all-party meeting on Covid-19 situation at 3 pm

    Delhi lieutenant governor Anil Baijal has called an all-party meeting later in the day to discuss the Covid-19 situation in the city and measures to contain the spread of the dreaded virus.

    IT and Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad self isolates; met Amit Shah on Saturday

    Ravi Shankar Prasad does not have any symptoms and the self-isolation is purely based on existing protocol, the source added. Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and is getting admitted to a hospital following the advice of doctors.

    2,098 people died of COVID-19 in Delhi so far, claims MCD

    Senior leaders of the three BJP-led municipal corporations on Thursday claimed that over 2,000 COVID-19 deaths haven taken place in Delhi, while the official tally stands at 984 till Wednesday. The number of deaths from COVID-19 in Delhi stands at 2,098 -- SDMC (1,080), NDMC (976), EDMC (42)," claimed Jai Prakash, the chairman of Standing Commitee of the NDMC during the press conference. Delhi recorded 1,501 fresh coronavirus cases on Wednesday taking the COVID-19 tally in the city to over 32,000, and the death toll due to the disease mounted to 984.2,098 people died of COVID-19 in Delhi so far, claims MCD

    Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain back to work after recovering from coronavirus

    Jain has meetings scheduled with officials to review measures being taken to arrest the spread of COVID-19, the officials said.

    Over 55k COVID-19 cases in a day for first time take India's tally to over 16 lakh

    The country has so far registered 16,38,870 instances of the coronavirus infection. The death toll increased to 35,747 with 779 fatalities being reported in 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed. This is the second consecutive day that COVID-19 cases have increased by more than 50,000. The total number of confirmed cases also includes foreigners.

    MCD claims 2,098 people died of COVID-19; govt claims death panel working impartially

    At a press conference held at Civic Centre, North Delhi Mayor Avtar Singh, East Delhi Mayor Anju Kamalkant, and chairpersons of standing committee of NDMC, SDMC and EDMC shared the challenges faced by the corporations in the time of the coronavirus pandemic.

    ITBP takes over 10,000-bed COVID-19 Care Centre as nodal agency at Delhi's Radha Soami Satsang Beas

    On June 24, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) took over COVID-19 Care Centre at Radha Soami Satsang Beas in Delhi’s Chattarpur as Nodal Agency to operate. Many teams of ITBP including medical and administration visited the ashram. They held a series of discussions with the stakeholders as well. Radha Soami Satsang Beas COVID-19 care centre has 10,000-bed facility.ITBP takes over 10,000-bed COVID-19 Care Centre as nodal agency at Delhi's Radha Soami Satsang Beas

    After reaching their peaks, is it time for Delhi and Mumbai to witness the flattening of covid curve?

    The number of active cases has fallen in both Mumbai and Delhi compared with a month ago. Growth rate in new cases has dropped below 1% and fewer people are seeking hospital admission. Several pockets in both cities have reported high prevalence of antibodies among the population. All these indicate an improvement in the situation in the two cities, experts said.

    New sero-survey: One-fourth of samples to be taken from people in 50 and above age group

    "All districts are to ensure that out of total number of samples, 25 per cent are of those younger than 18 years of age, another 50 per cent are in the age group of 18-49 years and remaining 25 per cent of those in the age group of 50 years or more," reads the SOP prescribed by the Delhi's Directorate General of Health Services.

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