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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced extension of lockdown in the capital by another week on Sunday.

Delhi lockdown extended till May 24: Arvind Kejriwal

By Abhishek Dey
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2021 12:56 PM IST
Delhi has been witnessing a steady decline in Covid-19 infections for the past few days. However, the positivity rate still remains well above 5% -- a level considered relatively safe by the WHO.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Covid-19 lockdown extended till May 24; metro services to remain shut

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2021 12:45 PM IST
  • Talking about the Covid-19 cases in Delhi, Kejriwal had earlier said that the national capital has recorded less than 10,000 cases in the last 24 hours which is the first time this month.
Mortuary services for coronavirus patients are provided free of cost in private as well as government facilities, the order said.
Mortuary services for coronavirus patients are provided free of cost in private as well as government facilities, the order said.

Delhi sets rates for hearse vans for Covid-19 victims

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2021 05:48 AM IST
  • The order further stated that the family members of the deceased will have to pay additional 700 to avail the “body wrapping” facility as per Covid protocols.
Delhi government’s doctors will stay in touch with all those who are given oxygen concentrators from these banks.(HT photo)
Delhi government’s doctors will stay in touch with all those who are given oxygen concentrators from these banks.(HT photo)

Govt sets up O2 device banks for patients in home isolation

By Sweta Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2021 03:16 AM IST
  • A senior Delhi government official said each district will have at least 200 oxygen concentrators, to be given to patients on the advice of a doctor.
Relatives of a Covid-19 victim grieving at Lodhi Road crematorium in New Delhi.
Relatives of a Covid-19 victim grieving at Lodhi Road crematorium in New Delhi.

Delhi Covid-19 cases dip to 6,430, CM urges caution

By Anonna Dutt, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2021 03:07 AM IST
  • There were 337 more deaths due to Covid-19 on Saturday, according to the government’s health bulletin on data from the previous 24 hours.
Delhi has recorded a total of 21,244 deaths since the pandemic began last year. (Photo by Amal KS / Hindustan Times)
Delhi has recorded a total of 21,244 deaths since the pandemic began last year. (Photo by Amal KS / Hindustan Times)

Delhi’s Sarai Kale Khan crematorium will add 150 more pyres

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2021 08:13 PM IST
  • Crematoriums in the national capital have been inundated with a massive number of bodies amid the raging second wave of the pandemic
Mortuary services for coronavirus patients are provided free of cost in private as well as government facilities. (ANI Photo)
Mortuary services for coronavirus patients are provided free of cost in private as well as government facilities. (ANI Photo)

Delhi govt fixes rate of hearse service for deceased Covid-19 patients

PTI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2021 05:19 PM IST
Rates for hearse van facility has been fixed at 1,300 per trip for initial 10 kilometres and 100 per kilometre thereafter
Kejriwal added the Delhi government officials will deliver the oxygen concentrator within two hours to those patients which are under home isolation.(ANI file photo)
Kejriwal added the Delhi government officials will deliver the oxygen concentrator within two hours to those patients which are under home isolation.(ANI file photo)

Covid: Delhi govt to start oxygen concentrator bank, announces CM Kejriwal

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2021 12:35 PM IST
In April, Delhi witnessed the worst health crisis during the pandemic as hospitals ran short of oxygen supplies on a daily basis and were unable to procure them on time. Many critical patients of the Covid-19 disease lost their lives due to the shortage of the lifesaving gas.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal addressed the media on Saturday.(ANI)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal addressed the media on Saturday.(ANI)

Delhi's daily Covid cases down to 6,500; CM announces oxygen concentrator banks

Written by Prashasti Singh | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2021 12:08 PM IST
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said officials will deliver oxygen concentrators to all patients who were in home isolation and required oxygen.
To get the medicine, hospitals — government and private — have to apply to the technical expert committee.
To get the medicine, hospitals — government and private — have to apply to the technical expert committee.

Delhi govt sets up panel to monitor use of tocilizumab

By Anonna Dutt, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2021 06:22 AM IST
  • The order also states that the drug will be distributed in this manner till stock remains; no waiting list shall be maintained.
Former AAP MLA Jarnail Singh(HT File Photo)
Former AAP MLA Jarnail Singh(HT File Photo)

Former AAP MLA Jarnail Singh dies of Covid-19 complications

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2021 04:44 AM IST
  • A former journalist, Singh first came into the limelight in 2009 for hurling a shoe at the then Union cabinet minister P Chidambaram during a press conference.
The vacation started on April 20 and will continue till June 6, during which period there will be no online classes, except activity lessons.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
The vacation started on April 20 and will continue till June 6, during which period there will be no online classes, except activity lessons.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

Hobby classes in schools to utilise summer break

By Kainat Sarfaraz, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2021 03:06 AM IST
  • Taking lessons from her entrepreneurship classes, Nisha Yadav (15), a Class 11 student of a government school in Shakarpur, is now working on her own website by following YouTube tutorials.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal during a visit to the newly constructed 500 ICU beds COVID Care Centre at Ramlila maidan opposite LNJP hospital in New Delhi.(PTI)
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal during a visit to the newly constructed 500 ICU beds COVID Care Centre at Ramlila maidan opposite LNJP hospital in New Delhi.(PTI)

Free education, financial aid for Covid orphans: Kejriwal

By Sweta Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2021 03:02 AM IST
  • At its peak, Delhi recorded 28,395 cases on April 20. On April 22, the positivity rate touched 36%.
A man checks his mobile phone while sitting in a deserted shopping arcade during a lockdown imposed by the government amidst rising Covid-19 coronavirus cases in New Delhi.(AFP)
A man checks his mobile phone while sitting in a deserted shopping arcade during a lockdown imposed by the government amidst rising Covid-19 coronavirus cases in New Delhi.(AFP)

Delhi cases below 10k first time since April 10

By Anonna Dutt, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2021 04:41 AM IST
  • The city’s test positivity rate too fell to 12.4%, the lowest since April 11, suggesting that the outbreak is receding after a punishing surge that began in mid-April and abated only in recent days.
While everybody is in isolation, we bring together the Capital’s citizens by offering raw voices from a spectrum of neighbourhoods.
While everybody is in isolation, we bring together the Capital’s citizens by offering raw voices from a spectrum of neighbourhoods.

Delhiwale: An anthology of our feelings

By Mayank Austen Soofi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2021 01:18 AM IST
  • Voices from across the city as the pandemic takes its toll
A relative of a Covid-19 victim mourns during the last rites, at Jhandewalan crematorium in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
A relative of a Covid-19 victim mourns during the last rites, at Jhandewalan crematorium in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Uphold dignity and protect rights of the dead: NHRC to govt

UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2021 04:20 AM IST
Asserting that Article 21 of the Constitution applies not only to the living but also to the dead, the commission said, “It is the duty of the State to protect the rights of the deceased and prevent crime over the dead body”.
Government officials aware of the matter said Srinivas was questioned as part of their ongoing probe into the alleged black marketing and hoarding of medical supplies.
Government officials aware of the matter said Srinivas was questioned as part of their ongoing probe into the alleged black marketing and hoarding of medical supplies.

PIL on hoarding: Delhi Police question Youth Cong chief BV Srinivas

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi:
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2021 12:58 AM IST
The police’s action invited the criticism from the Congress, although Delhi Police has questioned politicians across the spectrum delivering such aid on the direction of the Delhi High Court.
The police have also urged the public to dial the Covid helpline -- 011-23469900 -- and share information if they come across adulterated sanitisers or low-grade medical gear.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
The police have also urged the public to dial the Covid helpline -- 011-23469900 -- and share information if they come across adulterated sanitisers or low-grade medical gear.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Low-quality health gear has flooded city markets: Delhi police

By Karn Pratap Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2021 04:16 AM IST
According to the report, these unauthorised units are being run out of local markets and industrial areas around Delhi-NCR.
Prison officers said the decision to release the women and children came in the backdrop of rising cases of Covid-19 inside women’s jail.(HT_PRINT)
Prison officers said the decision to release the women and children came in the backdrop of rising cases of Covid-19 inside women’s jail.(HT_PRINT)

Decongestion drive at Tihar excludes those caught for Covid-related crimes

By Prawesh Lama, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2021 04:11 AM IST
On Thursday, the prison department, on the directions of the HPC, released at least 700 prisoners from the first batch of 1,133, who have been granted interim bail to decongest the prison complex.
A worker collects unclaimed ashes of Covid-19 victims, at Nigambodh Ghat, in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
A worker collects unclaimed ashes of Covid-19 victims, at Nigambodh Ghat, in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Covid-19: Unclaimed ashes pile up at crematoriums

By Soumya Pillai, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2021 04:59 AM IST
While the remains from each of the pyres are stored inside the facility’s lockers, there are some bags where the ashes and remains from different bodies are mixed together and stored separately.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses the media, in New Delhi.(ANI)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses the media, in New Delhi.(ANI)

After several days of delay, Delhi govt to begin distributing free rations

By Abhishek Dey, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2021 01:04 AM IST
Approximately 1.78 million households in Delhi hold ration cards, which cater to 7.2 million beneficiaries. Rations are distributed through a network of 2,000-odd shops.
Delhi Police sealed Khan Chacha restaurant after oxygen concentrators and other medical supplies being black marketted were seized from here in Khan Market, in New Delhi.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Delhi Police sealed Khan Chacha restaurant after oxygen concentrators and other medical supplies being black marketted were seized from here in Khan Market, in New Delhi.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Oxygen concentrator case: High court refuses interim relief to Navneet Kalra

By Richa Banka, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2021 01:01 AM IST
“I am persuaded by the reasons given by the trial court which is a valid ground for me not to grant any interim protection now,” said the single-judge bench of justice Subramonium Prasad.
Delhi logged a positivity rate of 12.40%, witnessing a steady decline from the 14.24% reported on Thursday, and 17.03% recorded on Wednesday. (Photo by Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Delhi logged a positivity rate of 12.40%, witnessing a steady decline from the 14.24% reported on Thursday, and 17.03% recorded on Wednesday. (Photo by Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Delhi reports 8,506 Covid-19 cases as testing declines, death toll at 289

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2021 07:54 PM IST
  • Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said in a press conference that Delhi’s infection rate was on the decline and Delhi had recorded less than 10k cases in the last 24 hours, calling it a “good news”.
Apart from the localities close to hospital, strays near eateries, offices and shopping complexes are affected as well (Photo: Sunil Ghosh/HT)
Apart from the localities close to hospital, strays near eateries, offices and shopping complexes are affected as well (Photo: Sunil Ghosh/HT)

City folks join hands to feed strays amid Covid lockdown

By Sanchita Kalra
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2021 04:21 PM IST
While some good Samaritans in the city are lending a helping hand and delivering meals to Covid-hit families, others are ensuring that stray animals remain well-fed during the lockdown
Delhi police on May 7 (Friday) raided two restaurants in the city’s Khan Market area -- Khan Chacha and Town Hall restaurants -- from where 105 oxygen concentrator devices were recovered.(HT Photo )
Delhi police on May 7 (Friday) raided two restaurants in the city’s Khan Market area -- Khan Chacha and Town Hall restaurants -- from where 105 oxygen concentrator devices were recovered.(HT Photo )

Delhi HC declines interim relief to Khan Market restaurateur Navneet Kalra

By hindustantimes.com | Reported by Richa Banka | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2021 03:21 PM IST
“I am persuaded by the reasons given by the trial court which is a valid ground for me not to grant any interim protection now,” Justice Subramonium Prasad said.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (File photo)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (File photo)

Free education for kids who lost parents to Covid: Delhi CM

PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2021 02:06 PM IST
The chief minister also hinted that the lockdown is likely to be extended by another week yet again. The current lockdown is supposed to end at 5am on Monday
"Covaxin stock has almost ended. We only have 2-3 days of stock for Covidshield vaccines for 18- 44 years of age group," Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain said.(HT File Photo)
"Covaxin stock has almost ended. We only have 2-3 days of stock for Covidshield vaccines for 18- 44 years of age group," Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain said.(HT File Photo)

Covaxin stock has almost ended, Covishield to last for 3 days in Delhi: Jain

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2021 01:58 PM IST
“Central govt is a partner in Covaxin's manufacturing so they can share the formula with others. Centre should cap prices of all vaccines and it should not be more than 150 per dose,” Health minister Satyendar Jain said.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (File photo)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (File photo)

Delhi registered less than 10k Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours: Arvind Kejriwal

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2021 01:27 PM IST
  • Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain said Covaxin stock has almost ended and the government is now left with only 2-3 days of stock for Covishield vaccines for 18- 44 years of age group.
Singh was suspended from the AAP last year after he posted a blasphemous post disrespecting Hindu Gods on Facebook.(HT File Photo)
Singh was suspended from the AAP last year after he posted a blasphemous post disrespecting Hindu Gods on Facebook.(HT File Photo)

Jarnail Singh will be remembered for his contributions to society: Kejriwal

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2021 09:11 AM IST
  • The decision to suspend Singh was taken in the meeting of the party's Political Affairs Committee (PAC).
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