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Partly cloudy sky in Delhi today; AQI in moderate category

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 08:59 AM IST
Data from Central Pollution Control Board showed that the hourly air quality index (AQI) at 7am stood at 129. On Thursday, the average 24-hour AQI stood at 156 in the moderate category
Amid a sharp rise in Covid-19 hospitalisations, the Capital has been hit by a severe shortage of several drugs used to treat Covid-19 patients.(File Photo)
Amid a sharp rise in Covid-19 hospitalisations, the Capital has been hit by a severe shortage of several drugs used to treat Covid-19 patients.(File Photo)

Three sell drugs at inflated prices, held

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 06:49 AM IST
In another case, police arrested a graphic designer for allegedly trying to sell dexamethasone injections, a corticosteroid used in the treatment of Covid-19. The injections, which cost 10 per vial, was being sold for 10,000 each, police said.
Until last year, Harshita, who was then in 9th standard, and Sonakshi, who was in 7th, longed to be an engineer and a doctor
Until last year, Harshita, who was then in 9th standard, and Sonakshi, who was in 7th, longed to be an engineer and a doctor

Delhiwale: A father’s pandemic

By Mayank Austen Soofi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 03:29 AM IST
A tailor in Gurugram is anxious for his daughters’ education.
Police have arrested four people -- manager of the restaurant-cum-bar Nege & Ju and three employees of a private company, Matrix Cellular.(Representational image)
Police have arrested four people -- manager of the restaurant-cum-bar Nege & Ju and three employees of a private company, Matrix Cellular.(Representational image)

Delhi Bar busted for selling O2 device

By Shiv Sunny, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 03:26 AM IST
“To portray that the machines were being sold at a fair price, stickers carrying fake maximum retail prices were pasted on them,” police said.
The Delhi Jal Board says that Haryana was releasing less water into the Yamuna, hitting supply to Delhi.(HT Photo )
The Delhi Jal Board says that Haryana was releasing less water into the Yamuna, hitting supply to Delhi.(HT Photo )

Water supply to Capital hit but Covid hospitals spared

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 03:22 AM IST
In a statement released on Thursday, the DJB said the water production at the Wazirabad, Okhla and Chandrawal water treatment plants was hit because Haryana was not releasing the requisite amount of water to Delhi.
A patient transport ambulance, used to move stable patients from home to hospital or back, can charge a maximum of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1,500 for a 10km trip and an additional <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>100/km after that, read the order.(HT File Photo )
A patient transport ambulance, used to move stable patients from home to hospital or back, can charge a maximum of 1,500 for a 10km trip and an additional 100/km after that, read the order.(HT File Photo )

Delhi government caps rates of private ambulances

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 03:17 AM IST
“It has come to our notice that some private ambulance drivers or service providers are charging exorbitant rates in Delhi. It has therefore been decided by competent authority that maximum rates … shall be capped in Delhi,” read the government order.
The step was taken in the light of a severe spike in cases in the southern states, especially Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. In picture - Covid-19 lab at the IGI Airport in New Delhi.(PTI)
The step was taken in the light of a severe spike in cases in the southern states, especially Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. In picture - Covid-19 lab at the IGI Airport in New Delhi.(PTI)

New quarantine rules for those from Andhra and Telangana

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 03:11 AM IST
If such travellers possess a negative RT-PCR report with the above-mentioned validity or even if they are fully vaccinated, they shall have to mandatorily home quarantine themselves for seven days.
ICMR on Tuesday issued the fresh Covid-19 testing advisory recommending the conducting of antigen tests, a deviation from its previous policy of ensuring that at least 70% of tests conducted are done using the more accurate and gold-standard RT-PCR.(Bloomberg | Representational image)
ICMR on Tuesday issued the fresh Covid-19 testing advisory recommending the conducting of antigen tests, a deviation from its previous policy of ensuring that at least 70% of tests conducted are done using the more accurate and gold-standard RT-PCR.(Bloomberg | Representational image)

Delhi govt asks hospitals to conduct more antigen tests

By Anonna Dutt, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 03:06 AM IST
Almost 80% of the tests conducted in Delhi over the past seven days were the more accurate RT-PCR tests.
The government ordered the district magistrates to process the online applications and direct people to authorised dealers from where people can get or exchange an oxygen cylinder.(HT File Photo)
The government ordered the district magistrates to process the online applications and direct people to authorised dealers from where people can get or exchange an oxygen cylinder.(HT File Photo)

Home isolated patients may apply on govt portal for O2

By Risha Chitlangia, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 03:02 AM IST
Once the online process starts, people can book for a refill or a new oxygen cylinder by uploading the patient details on portal link.
The recommendation by the panel comes a week after the Tihar Jail administration wrote to the Delhi government, asking them to release prisoners in the wake of over 200 Covid cases in the jail at a time when it was at its congested worst.(Representational image)
The recommendation by the panel comes a week after the Tihar Jail administration wrote to the Delhi government, asking them to release prisoners in the wake of over 200 Covid cases in the jail at a time when it was at its congested worst.(Representational image)

Panel recommends releasing prisoners in view of ‘threatening’ situation in Delhi

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 02:56 AM IST
Right to Life under Article 21 is the most precious Fundamental Right of every citizen of India. It embraces even an undertrial/convict walled off from the society, the panel to decongest jails, headed by Justice Vipin Sanghi, said.
The high court said the Delhi government should “think out of the box” in view of the Covid wave. In picture - Gurudwara (Sikh temple) in New Delhi converted into a Covid-19 care centre with 250 beds.(AFP)
The high court said the Delhi government should “think out of the box” in view of the Covid wave. In picture - Gurudwara (Sikh temple) in New Delhi converted into a Covid-19 care centre with 250 beds.(AFP)

HC: State must ensure treatment to all patients

By Richa Banka, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 02:41 AM IST
The remarks and directions were given by a bench of justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli which was hearing a plea by a 53-year-old Covid patient who was unable to get an ICU bed with a ventilator after his oxygen saturation fell to around 40 (from the ideal 95 and above).
The IMD has forecast that in the next two days the temperatures are expected to hover between 38-39 degrees Celsius. In picture - Light rainfall in New Delhi on Thursday.(PTI)
The IMD has forecast that in the next two days the temperatures are expected to hover between 38-39 degrees Celsius. In picture - Light rainfall in New Delhi on Thursday.(PTI)

In minutes, Delhi goes from torrid to cool, wet

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 02:32 AM IST
A senior meteorological department official said gusty winds with a speed of 45-60kmph hit the national capital on Thursday afternoon, followed by moderate rain and thunderstorms.
Doctors say that use of steroids in the treatment of Covid-19 patients might weaken the immune system of the already sick patients resulting in the black fungus. (Image used for representation). (PTI PHOTO.)
Doctors say that use of steroids in the treatment of Covid-19 patients might weaken the immune system of the already sick patients resulting in the black fungus. (Image used for representation). (PTI PHOTO.)

Delhi hospital sees increase in deadly fungal infection among Covid-19 patients

PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 10:37 PM IST
In December last year, the hospital had seen 10 cases of the fungal infection in patients with Covid-19 or those who had recently recovered from it in a period of fifteen days.
Restaurateurs are facing challenges amid the second wave of Covid-19 (Photo: Vipin Kumar/HT)
Restaurateurs are facing challenges amid the second wave of Covid-19 (Photo: Vipin Kumar/HT)

Restaurateurs’ challenges: Struggle for e-passes, orders

By Sanchita Kalra
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 07:30 PM IST
Restaurateurs are facing several hurdles including a struggle to get e-passes for staff, and a drop in orders due to apprehension among customers
Be it by giving extra tip or a bottle of water, many are doing their bit to help delivery agents (Photo: Yogesh Kumar/HT)
Be it by giving extra tip or a bottle of water, many are doing their bit to help delivery agents (Photo: Yogesh Kumar/HT)

In line of duty: Kind gestures help delivery boys

By Sanchita Kalra
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 07:21 PM IST
A few good Samaritans in the city are trying to provide them some relief in the course of their work, albeit with necessary safety precautions
It was a slight relief from the heat for the national capital as it recorded a warm morning with a minimum temperature at 26.2 degrees Celsius.(Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times file photo)
It was a slight relief from the heat for the national capital as it recorded a warm morning with a minimum temperature at 26.2 degrees Celsius.(Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times file photo)

IMD forecasts thunderstorms with moderate to heavy rain in Delhi, adjoining area

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 06:29 PM IST
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said thunderstorms and dust storms would occur with moderate to heavy intensity rain and gusty wind speed 30-60 km per hour in many parts of Delhi, Manesar, Gurugram, Noida.
An FIR under sections of the Essential Commodities Act and Epidemic Diseases Act was registered against four accused Gaurav Singh, Satish Sethi, Vikrant, and Hitesh, all residents of Delhi.(HT Archives. Representative image)
An FIR under sections of the Essential Commodities Act and Epidemic Diseases Act was registered against four accused Gaurav Singh, Satish Sethi, Vikrant, and Hitesh, all residents of Delhi.(HT Archives. Representative image)

4 arrested for black marketing of oxygen concentrators in Delhi

ANI | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 04:08 PM IST
Police have recovered 419 oxygen concentrators, which were being sold for over 70,000 each. During area patrolling, Delhi Police personnel came across a restaurant in Central Market, Lodhi Colony. It was found open amid lockdown.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had informed PM Modi about the oxygen crisis across the national capital.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had informed PM Modi about the oxygen crisis across the national capital.

Delhi CM Kejriwal writes to PM Modi, expresses gratitude for supply of oxygen

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 05:06 PM IST
On the oxygen supply to Delhi, the Centre told the Supreme Court that it has ensured supply of 730 metric tonnes (MT) to the city for Covid-19 patients.
Nearly 78,800 Covid-19 tests were conducted on Thursday.(ANI file photo)
Nearly 78,800 Covid-19 tests were conducted on Thursday.(ANI file photo)

Delhi adds 19,133 new Covid cases, 335 deaths; positivity rate below 25%

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 04:31 PM IST
As many as 20,028 patients recovered from the Covid-19 disease in Delhi on Thursday, taking the total recoveries in the national capital past 1.16 million while the active cases have climbed to 90,629, the health department's bulletin showed.
A Covid-19 coronavirus patient breathes with the help of oxygen provided by a Gurdwara, a place of worship for Sikhs, under a tent installed along the roadside in Ghaziabad. (AFP)
A Covid-19 coronavirus patient breathes with the help of oxygen provided by a Gurdwara, a place of worship for Sikhs, under a tent installed along the roadside in Ghaziabad. (AFP)

'Moral fabric dismembered': HC on hoarding, black marketing amid Covid-19 surge

PTI | By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 02:35 PM IST
The Delhi high court said that it is not understandable why people have not come together to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
Delhi had 3,291 containment zones on April 6. The number shot up to a staggering 47,704 -- an increase of over 1,349 per cent -- by Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Delhi had 3,291 containment zones on April 6. The number shot up to a staggering 47,704 -- an increase of over 1,349 per cent -- by Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Delhi sees over 1,349% jump in Covid-19 containment zones in past 1 month

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 02:31 PM IST
Northeast Delhi has 600 containment zones closely followed by East Delhi (504) which has the lowest number of such zones.
Supporting the rural women in such tough times, Gargi College students have managed to successfully reduce 341 kgs of cloth waste and contribute to the financial independence of 36 women.
Supporting the rural women in such tough times, Gargi College students have managed to successfully reduce 341 kgs of cloth waste and contribute to the financial independence of 36 women.

#CampusCalling: Gargi College students help differently abled, underprivileged women

By Aprajita Sharad, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 01:21 PM IST
Around 90 girls of Gargi College are imparting digital vocational training in making masks, pouches, bags and the likes from discarded cloth waste as part of Enactus’ Project Rachna, to empower the rural women.
The order further stated that the DMs shall ensure that the dealers regularly get their cylinders refilled from the designated refilling plants.
The order further stated that the DMs shall ensure that the dealers regularly get their cylinders refilled from the designated refilling plants.

Delhi's Covid-19 patients in home isolation can now apply for oxygen online

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 01:19 PM IST
  • Based on stock and availability, the District Magistrate (DM) will issue a pass to the patient stating the date, time and address of the oxygen dealer.
As many as 1,571 frontline workers and 591 healthcare workers were also given the first jab on Wednesday.
As many as 1,571 frontline workers and 591 healthcare workers were also given the first jab on Wednesday.

Over 67,000 more people administered Covid-19 vaccine in Delhi

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 10:03 AM IST
Over 11,200 people received the second dose of the vaccine during the same period, the data showed.
Representational Image. (File photo)
Representational Image. (File photo)

Delhi likely to see rain, thunderstorm today: IMD

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 08:52 AM IST
The minimum temperature on Thursday is likely to be 24 degrees Celsius (°C) while the maximum temperature is predicted to hover around 38°C. The minimum temperature on Wednesday was 24°C and the maximum temperature was 40.5°C
Delhi had no daily hospital-wise allocation plan for oxygen until a week ago.(Sajjad Hussain / AFP)
Delhi had no daily hospital-wise allocation plan for oxygen until a week ago.(Sajjad Hussain / AFP)

Anatomy of Capital oxygen crisis: 5 things Delhi govt didn’t get right

By Sweta Goswami, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 07:18 AM IST
  • The Delhi government says it continues to face oxygen shortage because of inadequate allocation and supply by the central government, but the crisis also seems to have been caused by its own failings
According to officials in Delhi ATC, as many as 85 of the total 402 air traffic controllers are either Covid-positive or are in quarantine.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
According to officials in Delhi ATC, as many as 85 of the total 402 air traffic controllers are either Covid-positive or are in quarantine.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

‘Exempt Delhi ATC staff from breath tests', says controllers’ guild

By Anvit Srivastava, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 05:56 AM IST
  • The letter from the controllers’ guild read that the machine used for the breath analyser test did not have the potential to transmit the virus but the environment in which the test is conducted needs to be given due consideration.
AIIMS Delhi has 294 beds at the hospital’s trauma centre, which had been converted to a complete Covid-19 treatment centre last year.
AIIMS Delhi has 294 beds at the hospital’s trauma centre, which had been converted to a complete Covid-19 treatment centre last year.

AIIMS Delhi adds 150 more beds for Covid patients

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 05:26 AM IST
  • Delhi has 21,805 beds earmarked for the treatment of the viral infection across city hospitals, where the occupancy on Wednesday night was 92.7% as per the Delhi Corona app.
Hospitals, meanwhile, continue to send out appeals for uninterrupted flow of oxygen to save critical patients. (Photo by Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Hospitals, meanwhile, continue to send out appeals for uninterrupted flow of oxygen to save critical patients. (Photo by Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Delhi govt seeks cylinder donations to create common oxygen pool in all district

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 05:22 AM IST
  • Delhi, according to government officials, currently needs 976 MT oxygen per day. The allocation to the capital is only 590 MT, which the Supreme Court has ordered, must be increased to 700 MT.
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