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Admin asks residents not to panic even as Covid-19 cases rise rapidly

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2020 11:27 PM IST

To reassure residents worried by the rapid increase in the number of Covid-19 cases across the district, the administration on Saturday said that there were adequate health care facilities in place and there was no need to panic. Amit Khatri, deputy commissioner, Gurugram, said that shortcomings in hospitals or in sample-taking have been taken care of and adequate facilities are now available to take care of city residents.

Khatri said that the majority of patients are asymptomatic and don’t need hospitalisation or serious medical care. “Such patients can recuperate in isolation centres or at their homes and need to be observed by healthcare professionals from time to time,” he said, adding that this was why residents didn’t need to worry.

The deputy commissioner also said that a standard operating procedure for Covid-19 management would be issued soon to make people aware about what to do for patients in home isolation, what action to take in case a person living in the neighbourhood was reported positive and what kind of precautions people living in containment zones must take. Guidelines would also make it clear when testing has to be taken and when it would be appropriate to get admitted into a hospital.

Additionally, the district administration also said that residents can seek help via the helpline number 1950, which is operational 24X7. Officials also said that till date over one lakh persons have called the helpline and sought help or information from authorities pertaining to complaint resolution, online movement passes, registration of migrant and distribution of food and apart from matters has been done.

Additional commissioner Aprajita said that 40 operators were available 24 hours to attend to calls from city residents pertaining to various issues. She added that the operators would also provide detailed information related to Covid-19 protocols, provide food to needy people, and take up relevant matters with different departments.

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Cops deployed at interstate, interdistrict borders; diversion plans ready

By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:37 PM IST
The Haryana Police on Monday deployed more than 5,000 personnel at the borders connecting Rajasthan, Gururgam and Badli in Jhajjar, after the protesting farmers received permissions to hold a tractor rally and proceed towards Delhi on Republic Day
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Traffic congestion likely due to restrictions, farmers’ protests

By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:37 PM IST
Several routes in the district are likely to witness traffic congestion on Tuesday due to the farmer’s tractor rally and restrictions put in place by the police
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Gurugram shows marked improvement in vaccine coverage

By Archana Mishra, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:37 PM IST
Over 80% of the targeted 6,250 front-line healthcare workers took the Covid vaccine jab in private and government facilities on Monday, as per the data shared by the district health department
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No respite from chill as minimum temperature expected to drop sharply

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:37 PM IST
The city got some respite from the cold on Monday morning, with the day’s minimum temperature rising to 8
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Medical institutes in Haryana asked to allay fears regarding Covid-19 vaccine

By Prayag Arora-Desai, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:37 PM IST
The state health department has instructed all public and private medical colleges to ensure adequate coverage of Covid-19 vaccines among staffers and residents
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City’s civil defence team gets Central govt’s Utkrisht Seva Medal

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:36 PM IST
The Department of Home Guards and Civil Defence, Gurugram, was awarded the Utkrisht Seva Medal by the Union ministry of home affairs on Monday for its contribution in handling migrant labour crisis and ration distribution in the district during the Covid-19 lockdown
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Farmers gear up for rallies to Delhi on Republic Day

By Leena Dhankhar and Sadia Akhtar, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:36 PM IST
Thousands of farmers protesting at multiple locations in Rewari and Dharuhera against the farm laws will carry out a tractor rally via two different routes skirting Gurugram on Republic Day
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Two dead, two injured in separate accidents in city

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:43 PM IST
Two people died while two others were injured in three separate road accidents on Saturday
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Tractor rally to feature tableaux showcasing cultures of states

By Sadia Akhtar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:43 PM IST
The Republic Day tractor rally by protesting farmers camping at Jaisinghpur Khera on the Haryana-Rajasthan border will feature tableaux demonstrating the flavours of different states, said protest organisers
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MCG to observe second Zero Waste Day

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:43 PM IST
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) will observe Zero Waste Day for the second time on Monday
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Western disturbance to usher in another cold spell

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:43 PM IST
After a brief respite, another cold spell is likely to return to the city, starting Monday, under the influence of a fresh western disturbance
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Four burglaries across city on Saturday night raises security concerns

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:43 PM IST
Four burglaries reported from Sector 56/57, Palam Vihar and Sushant Lok-1 on Saturday night have raised concerns over security among residents
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At 55%, Sunday sees lowest turnout for Covid-19 vaccination drive

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:42 PM IST
Of 1,200 private sector healthcare workers, targeted for the Covid-19 vaccination drive on Sunday, only 660 were inoculated at the 26 sessions sites in the district
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Section of Atul Kataria Marg to be shut for underpass work

By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:42 PM IST
A sloping section of the Lt Atul Kataria Marg, where a 700-metre underpass is to come up, will be shut from Monday till February 28 for excavation work, officials said
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Protesters voice objections to WTE plant at Bandhwari landfill

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:42 PM IST
Around 90 citizens from Gurugram, Faridabad and Delhi staged a protest outside the Bandhwari landfill site on Sunday, voicing their objections against a waste-to-energy (WTE) plant that is proposed to come up at the site
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