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Delhi announces fresh Covid-19 curbs; occupancy reduced to 50% in Metros, restaurants and theatres. (Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)

Delhi announces fresh Covid curbs; restaurants, buses to operate at 50% capacity

PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2021 10:14 PM IST
  • Delhi government has banned all gatherings and has cut down occupancy in restaurants and theatres in a bid to curb Covid-19 cases.
Delhi alone recorded over 8,500 new cases on Friday, while Maharashtra reported more than 58,000. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna / Hindustan Times)
Delhi alone recorded over 8,500 new cases on Friday, while Maharashtra reported more than 58,000. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna / Hindustan Times)

COVID-19: A year on, India's situation grimmer with 'more infectious' variants

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2021 06:56 PM IST
  • The number of active cases has breached the 10-lakh mark again after around six-and-a-half months, and the country recorded 794 more fatalities in a day, the highest since October 18 last year.
Delhi on Saturday reported 3,567 fresh Covid-19 cases, while 10 people died due to the infection in the last 24 hours, according to the city health department. (PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore) (PTI)
Delhi on Saturday reported 3,567 fresh Covid-19 cases, while 10 people died due to the infection in the last 24 hours, according to the city health department. (PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore) (PTI)

News updates from HT: Delhi reports 3,567 new Covid-19 cases, 10 fatalities

PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2021 05:08 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
With 79,714 total samples tested, the Capital recorded a positivity rate of 1.03% on Sunday – slightly lower than Saturday’s 1.07%. (ANI Photo)
With 79,714 total samples tested, the Capital recorded a positivity rate of 1.03% on Sunday – slightly lower than Saturday’s 1.07%. (ANI Photo)

For 2nd straight day, Delhi adds 800+ new Covid-19 cases

UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2021 04:57 AM IST
  • The Capital added 813 cases on Saturday, 716 on Friday, 607 on Thursday, 536 on Wednesday, 425 on Tuesday and 368 on Monday (March 15), government data showed.
While vaccines are administered for free in the government centres, private ones are allowed top charge up to Rs.250 per dose. Sanchit Khanna / Hindustan Times(Sanchit Khanna / Hindustan Times)
While vaccines are administered for free in the government centres, private ones are allowed top charge up to Rs.250 per dose. Sanchit Khanna / Hindustan Times(Sanchit Khanna / Hindustan Times)

Vaccination numbers drop at pvt facilities as most head to govt centres in Delhi

By Abhishek Dey, Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2021 04:15 AM IST
  • On March 16, government facilities recorded a turnout rate of 65%, against private ones logging 61%. On March 17, government sites saw a 69% turnout, and private facilities 54%.
A medic collects a swab sample of woman for the Covid-19 test amid the rise in cases, in New Delhi on Sunday.(ANI Photo)
A medic collects a swab sample of woman for the Covid-19 test amid the rise in cases, in New Delhi on Sunday.(ANI Photo)

Delhi records 823 cases of Covid-19, 1 death in 24 hours

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2021 10:33 PM IST
The national capital also recorded 613 recoveries and one death in the last 24 hours, the health department data showed.
Maharashtra, which is the worst hit as a second wave of infections starts in India, ordered all theatres and auditoriums to operate at 50% capacity, and allow no one to enter without masks. In this file picture, a frontline worker checks temperature of people in Mumbai. (PTI)
Maharashtra, which is the worst hit as a second wave of infections starts in India, ordered all theatres and auditoriums to operate at 50% capacity, and allow no one to enter without masks. In this file picture, a frontline worker checks temperature of people in Mumbai. (PTI)

States impose fresh curbs as daily cases cross 40,000

PUBLISHED ON MAR 20, 2021 02:02 AM IST
  • Cases rose in the national capital too, which saw 716 new infections, also the highest this year, as experts urged the public to maintain distancing and wear masks.
Shoppers throng the Sarojini Nagar Market on Thursday, throwing all Covid-related precautions to the wind.( Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Shoppers throng the Sarojini Nagar Market on Thursday, throwing all Covid-related precautions to the wind.( Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Caution in short supply at crowded Sarojini Nagar

UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2021 05:55 AM IST
Covid-19 cases are witnessing an uptick in the city again, Sharma believes things are different now.
A medical worker examines the documents of an elderly who arrived to get a jab of Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine at vaccination centre in New Delhi. (AFP)
A medical worker examines the documents of an elderly who arrived to get a jab of Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine at vaccination centre in New Delhi. (AFP)

Delhi records 370 new Covid-19 cases, highest since January 12

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2021 09:29 PM IST
  • This is the highest number of infections recorded since January 14 when the city had recorded 340 infections, according to a report by HT.
L-G Anil Baijal and chief minister Arvind Kejriwal arrive for the Budget session at the Delhi assembly on Monday. Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO
L-G Anil Baijal and chief minister Arvind Kejriwal arrive for the Budget session at the Delhi assembly on Monday. Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO

Ashram underpass gets revised June deadline

UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2021 03:51 AM IST
  • In the outcome budget, which was also presented on Monday, the government said that 40% of the work on the underpass was completed until December last year.
A doctor wearing PPE coveralls distributes Covid-19 test reports to patients at LNJP Hospital, in New Delhi. (Sanchit Khanna / Hindustan Times)
A doctor wearing PPE coveralls distributes Covid-19 test reports to patients at LNJP Hospital, in New Delhi. (Sanchit Khanna / Hindustan Times)

Delhi records 239 fresh Covid-19 cases, number of active cases also drop

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 06:47 PM IST
  • Delhi reported 312 and 321 new Covid-19 cases on Friday and Saturday respectively. Authorities in the national capital were advised by the health ministry to keep a check on the number of rising cases after the daily infections reported on March 5 and March 6 went above 300.
A senior citizen gets the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine during the second phase of vaccination at Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo)
A senior citizen gets the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine during the second phase of vaccination at Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo)

Delhi records zero Covid-19 deaths, positivity rate drops to 0.33 per cent

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 06:42 PM IST
On Monday, nearly 6,200 persons over the age of 60 years or with co-morbidities took Covid-19 vaccine jab on the first day of the drive held across 308 vaccination sites.
A healthcare workers administering vaccine for coronavirus.(Bloomberg)
A healthcare workers administering vaccine for coronavirus.(Bloomberg)

Covid-19: Record 24k get vaccinated in Delhi

UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2021 03:29 AM IST
The vaccination turnout on Thursday stood at 80.8%, with a total of 24,417 shots being given. Of these, 3,537 were second doses being administered to beneficiaries who had completed the 28 day period since receiving their first shot.
A nurse fills Covidshield dose in injection before administrating.(ANI)
A nurse fills Covidshield dose in injection before administrating.(ANI)

Delhi government leans on poll data for scaling up vaccine centres

By Abhishek Dey
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 12:21 AM IST
Currently, the vaccination drive is open to health workers (240,000 registered beneficiaries) and front-line workers (450,000 registered beneficiaries) – and 228,290 of them have been vaccinated so far, government records show.
Health minister of Delhi Satyendar Jain addresses during a press conference, in New Delhi. (PTI)
Health minister of Delhi Satyendar Jain addresses during a press conference, in New Delhi. (PTI)

A look at serological surveys conducted in Delhi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2021 06:50 PM IST
Delhi’s first serological survey was done in the city in June-July and it had shown that 23.4% of people surveyed had developed antibodies against the virus. Similar surveys in August showed that 29.1% of people had antibodies and 25.1% in September.
A worker sanitises Parliament House premises during the Budget Session, in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI Photo)
A worker sanitises Parliament House premises during the Budget Session, in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI Photo)

Delhi records 3 Covid-19 deaths, lowest in 10 months

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2021 07:40 AM IST
The number of Covid-19 cases recorded in Delhi stood at 121 on Monday, according to health bulletin released by the authorities. With this, the national capital's tally reached 6,35,217.
Just over 50,500 samples were tested in Delhi – as reported a day later on Monday – compared to 68,673 tests that were conducted on average each day during the last seven days.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Just over 50,500 samples were tested in Delhi – as reported a day later on Monday – compared to 68,673 tests that were conducted on average each day during the last seven days.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Delhi reports least cases since April 30, eight deaths on Monday

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 03:00 AM IST
Delhi’s positivity rate – proportion of samples that return positive among the total tested – dropped to 0.32%, the lowest the city has seen so far. Positivity rate in Delhi has stayed lower than 1% for 22 days now, as per the government data.
Only 9.5% of the total beds earmarked for Covid-19 are occupied in hospital across Delhi, with just under 12% of the ICU beds being occupied as on Friday night, according to the Delhi Corona App. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo))
Only 9.5% of the total beds earmarked for Covid-19 are occupied in hospital across Delhi, with just under 12% of the ICU beds being occupied as on Friday night, according to the Delhi Corona App. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo))

Covid beds at Delhi’s pvt hospitals reduced further

UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 04:08 AM IST
The 45 big hospitals have been asked to reduce the number of Covid-19 beds from 30% to 15% of the total beds or double the number of patients admitted as on Friday. As for ICU beds, the number can be reduced from 40% to 25% or double the number of admitted patients.
A Covid 19 survivor donates plasma for the treatment of infected patients.(PTI)
A Covid 19 survivor donates plasma for the treatment of infected patients.(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: ICMR issues advisory for plasma therapy for Covid-19 patients; says indiscriminate use not advisable and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 01:12 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 1pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Community health volunteers check the pulse of a resident during a check-up campaign for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai.(REUTERS)
Community health volunteers check the pulse of a resident during a check-up campaign for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai.(REUTERS)

Covid-19: Govt strengthens community check protocols to check spread

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 06:41 AM IST
Community surveillance is one of the mainstays of the government’s strategy to fight coronavirus disease (Covid-19) transmission in the country.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal addressed a press conference on the Covid-19 situation in the national capital on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal addressed a press conference on the Covid-19 situation in the national capital on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)

As Covid-19 cases rise in Delhi, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal says testing will be doubled

HIndustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 02:25 PM IST
The chief minister said that currently, 20,000 tests are being done in Delhi which will be increased to 40,000 per day. Kejriwal once again appealed to the people to not shy away from getting tested.
A health worker wearing PPE coveralls collects swab sample from a woman at a COVID-19 testing centre, near Turkman Gate, in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
A health worker wearing PPE coveralls collects swab sample from a woman at a COVID-19 testing centre, near Turkman Gate, in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Scramble for beds, ambulances, confusion before order reversed

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 05:26 AM IST
On Saturday evening, the L-G issued a fresh order saying only those needing hospitalisation and not having adequate facilities for home isolation would have to undergo institutional quarantine.
BJP leader Manoj Tiwari has defended playing cricket and said he followed all social distancing measures.(HT Photo)
BJP leader Manoj Tiwari has defended playing cricket and said he followed all social distancing measures.(HT Photo)

Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari cites MHA order, defends playing cricket during lockdown

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 05:30 PM IST
Questions are being asked if Tiwari broke multiple rules by travelling to Sonipat and playing cricket during the lockdown to fight coronavirus.
People wearing protective masks stand in a queue near novel coronavirus facilitation centre at Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital in Delhi on Thursday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
People wearing protective masks stand in a queue near novel coronavirus facilitation centre at Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital in Delhi on Thursday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

Coronavirus: Delhi resident tests positive for coronavirus, total 31 people infected in India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 12:40 PM IST
The number of people infected with coronavirus disease (Covid-19) has gone up to 31 in India. The first three cases were reported from Kerala and all three have recovered.
A man uses a handkerchief to cover his face in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, at RML Hospital in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
A man uses a handkerchief to cover his face in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, at RML Hospital in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)

Coronavirus update: India suspends visas for travellers from Italy, Iran, South Korea and Japan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2020 03:33 PM IST
Though diplomats and UN officials have been exempted from restrictions from entry, but will have to undergo medical screening, the government said.
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