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Delhi: According to the DMRC, restricted entry is allowed for metro stations such as Rajiv Chowk, MG Road, New Delhi and Chandni Chowk as part of the crowd control measures. (File Photo / Representational Image)

Delhi Metro shuts entry gates at multiple metro stations to avoid crowding

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2021 11:02 AM IST
Entry for the following stations have been temporarily closed to ensure social distancing as part of the DMRC's "crowd control measures": Jhandewalan, R K Ashram Marg, Karkardooma, Preet Vihar, Nirman Vihar, Supreme Court, Anand Vihar, ISBT, Vaishali." However, exit for all stations is allowed.
A huge rush of migrant workers at Anand Vihar Bus Terminus hours before the week-long lockdown, in Ghaziabad, India, on Monday, April 19, 2021. (Raj K Raj / HT PHOTO)
A huge rush of migrant workers at Anand Vihar Bus Terminus hours before the week-long lockdown, in Ghaziabad, India, on Monday, April 19, 2021. (Raj K Raj / HT PHOTO)

Migrant workers say Kejriwal should've given more time before declaring lockdown

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2021 08:54 AM IST
Covid-19 lockdown-like measures introduced by several state governments, including Delhi, usually spell a loss of livelihood for many migrant workers working in India’s major cities.
Covid-19 health workers take a rest in-between work in New Delhi, India, on Monday, April 19, 2021. (Manish Swarup / AP PHOTO)
Covid-19 health workers take a rest in-between work in New Delhi, India, on Monday, April 19, 2021. (Manish Swarup / AP PHOTO)

News updates from HT: Delhi struggles to keep up with ICU, oxygen demand

PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2021 08:50 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9am on Tuesday. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
On Sunday, Delhi recorded the biggest jump in its daily Covid-19 tally with 25,462 fresh cases, while the positivity rate shot up to 29.74%.(HT Photo)
On Sunday, Delhi recorded the biggest jump in its daily Covid-19 tally with 25,462 fresh cases, while the positivity rate shot up to 29.74%.(HT Photo)

Record 240 deaths in Delhi, more than 23,000 Covid-19 cases

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2021 07:24 AM IST
The national capital has reported 823 deaths due to the infectious disease in the last five days, with the fourth wave of infections being the worst so far in the city.
However, interstate bus terminals will operate as usual, and only passengers with valid tickets will be allowed to travel to and from the terminals.(Sonu Mehta/HT file photo)
However, interstate bus terminals will operate as usual, and only passengers with valid tickets will be allowed to travel to and from the terminals.(Sonu Mehta/HT file photo)

Public transport services to be open only for workers in essential services

By Sweta Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2021 06:42 AM IST
Metro trains will operate at a frequency of 30 minutes during peak hours, and one hour during off-peak hours.
A man carrying vegetables stands in a queue after Delhi government ordered a six-day lockdown to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease in New Delhi. (REUTERS)
A man carrying vegetables stands in a queue after Delhi government ordered a six-day lockdown to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease in New Delhi. (REUTERS)

Ahead of Delhi Covid-19 curfew, people stock groceries, essentials

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 10:24 PM IST
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a six-day lockdown from 10 pm on Monday till 5 am on April 26 which he said was necessary to deal with the rising number of COVID-19 cases as the city's health system was stretched to its limits.
Summer vacation has been preponed in Delhi's schools in view of Covid-19 cases. (HT Archive)
Summer vacation has been preponed in Delhi's schools in view of Covid-19 cases. (HT Archive)

Summer vacation in Delhi schools to begin from April 20 due to Covid-19 surge

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 09:59 PM IST
The vacation, which was to start from May 11 and continue till June 30, has now been rescheduled from April 20 to June 9.
The man has been identified as Pankaj Dutta, a resident of West Patel Nagar. His wife Abha Yadav is seen arguing with the policemen on duty on Sunday.(Videograb)
The man has been identified as Pankaj Dutta, a resident of West Patel Nagar. His wife Abha Yadav is seen arguing with the policemen on duty on Sunday.(Videograb)

'Mask not needed in car', says Delhi couple arrested for misbehaving with cops

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 05:39 PM IST
The Delhi high court had said earlier this month that a mask is compulsory even if a person is driving alone in a private vehicle.
The Delhi Metro will remain operational, but with not more than 50% of its total seating capacity. (File Photo / Representational Image)
The Delhi Metro will remain operational, but with not more than 50% of its total seating capacity. (File Photo / Representational Image)

Delhi Metro to ply with 50% seating during lockdown. All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 02:51 PM IST
Delhi: The six-day-long Covid-19 lockdown remains in effect from 10pm on Monday (April 19) till 5am on April 26 (next Monday). While the Delhi Metro and public buses have been allowed to ply with half the seating capacity, passenger limits for taxis, cabs, autos, and e-rickshaws have been fixed.
Delhi Police personnel check vehicle during a weekend lockdown, in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI)
Delhi Police personnel check vehicle during a weekend lockdown, in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI)

Lockdown in Delhi from tonight. Here's what remains exempt

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 12:40 PM IST
Delhi is witnessing an exponential rise in coronavirus cases. The national capital on Sunday recorded its biggest daily jump in Covid-19 tally, with 25,462 fresh cases and a high positivity rate of 29.74% -- meaning almost every third sample being tested in the city is turning out to be positive.
Beds being prepared inside the temporary Covid care centre, at Commonwealth Games Village Sports Complex, in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, April 18, 2021. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)
Beds being prepared inside the temporary Covid care centre, at Commonwealth Games Village Sports Complex, in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, April 18, 2021. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)

Covid-19: What you need to know today

By R Sukumar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2021 04:57 AM IST
Delhi needs to aggressively vaccinate people. A little over two million people have received one dose of a vaccine and around 440,000, both doses.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal with Lt. Governor Anil Baijal. (HT archive)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal with Lt. Governor Anil Baijal. (HT archive)

CM, L-G meet today on curfew; traders to decide on shutdown

By Abhishek Dey, Risha Chitlangia
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2021 04:56 AM IST
A lockdown of 15 days should be imposed in Delhi, said Praveen khandelwal, secretary general, Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT).
Delhi, on Saturday, recorded 24,375 fresh Covid-19 cases and 167 deaths in one day. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File Photo(REUTERS)
Delhi, on Saturday, recorded 24,375 fresh Covid-19 cases and 167 deaths in one day. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File Photo(REUTERS)

Delhi: Manpower crunch, infected professionals delaying Covid-19 test reports

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2021 07:55 PM IST
  • Nearly 99,000 coronavirus tests were conducted on Friday while 82,569 tests were carried out on the preceeding.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal inspects a Covid care centre inside the CWG village, in New Delhi on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal inspects a Covid care centre inside the CWG village, in New Delhi on Sunday.(PTI Photo)

‘Oxygen an emergency in Delhi', says Kejriwal; will meet L-G tomorrow over Covid

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2021 08:02 PM IST
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal earlier said his government has sought the Centre's help in ensuring adequate beds and oxygen supply for Covid-19 patients.
“The national weekly positivity rate has increased from 3.05% to 13.54% in the last one month,” said the union health ministry on Twitter. (PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore)(PTI)
“The national weekly positivity rate has increased from 3.05% to 13.54% in the last one month,” said the union health ministry on Twitter. (PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore)(PTI)

India’s weekly Covid-19 positivity rate leaps from 3.05% to 13.54%

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2021 05:40 PM IST
  • Out of all states and Union territories which witnessed a spike in weekly positivity rates, Chhattisgarh leads the count
“Commonwealth Games Village and some schools too will be turned into Covid centres..." said Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday. (ANI Photo)
“Commonwealth Games Village and some schools too will be turned into Covid centres..." said Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday. (ANI Photo)

Delhi's Covid-19 positivity rises to 30%; 'major concern', says Arvind Kejriwal

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2021 04:09 PM IST
  • Arvind Kejriwal noted that less than 100 ICU beds are left in Delhi, urging home minister Amit Shah to increase the number of Covid-19 beds in central government hospitals to 7,000 from the 1800 currently alloted, and also step up oxygen supply.
Migrant workers wait for buses at Delhi Meerut Expressway, near Indirapuram, in Ghaziabad. (Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
Migrant workers wait for buses at Delhi Meerut Expressway, near Indirapuram, in Ghaziabad. (Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

Weekend curfews, restrictions across states spell bad news for migrant workers

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2021 12:48 PM IST
  • Lockdown like measures introduced by several state governments meant a loss of livelihood for many migrant workers working in India’s major cities.
Police personnel screen commuters at the Delhi-Noida entry gate in Sector 14A during a weekend curfew imposed by the government of Delhi. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Police personnel screen commuters at the Delhi-Noida entry gate in Sector 14A during a weekend curfew imposed by the government of Delhi. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

164 people arrested for violations of weekend curfew in Delhi

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2021 11:38 PM IST
The police issued 283 challans to people for violating Covid-19 norms, he said, adding that 20 cases were registered under Epidemic Act or other laws.
Delhi Police personnel checking commuters for curfew passes at a picket in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)
Delhi Police personnel checking commuters for curfew passes at a picket in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

Passes for night curfew applicable over weekend

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2021 05:30 AM IST
Spelling relief to essential service providers, the government on Friday clarified that e-passes issued for movement during the ongoing night curfew would suffice for travel during the weekend curfew.
Delhiites will have to observe weekend curfew, and “break the chain of transmission” to tackle a steep rise in Covid cases. (Photo: Adnan Abidi/REUTERS)
Delhiites will have to observe weekend curfew, and “break the chain of transmission” to tackle a steep rise in Covid cases. (Photo: Adnan Abidi/REUTERS)

Residents stock up on essentials ahead of curfew

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2021 05:26 AM IST
The government’s decision to impose a curfew this weekend in the light of the surge in Covid-19 cases in the Capital has sparked fears of a lockdown.
A burial ground for Covid-19 victims in Delhi.(AFP)
A burial ground for Covid-19 victims in Delhi.(AFP)

Patients run from pillar to post as city hospitals packed to the rafters

By Anonna Dutt, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2021 04:40 AM IST
With beds running out fast, people are increasingly taking to social media to seek help with finding space in hospitals.
The weekend Covid-19 curfew in Delhi will be in place between 10pm on Friday and 5am on Monday. (PTI / File Photo)
The weekend Covid-19 curfew in Delhi will be in place between 10pm on Friday and 5am on Monday. (PTI / File Photo)

Weekend curfew in Delhi from today. Here's what's allowed, what's not

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON APR 16, 2021 09:04 AM IST
During the Covid-19 curfew in Delhi over the weekend, shopping malls, auditoriums, restaurants, gyms and spas will remain shut till further orders, while cinema theatres will be allowed to screen movies with 30% of their seating capacities on weekdays.
The Capital recorded 10,774 Covid-19 cases on April 11, overtaking the highest daily surge till the third wave. (ANI Photo )
The Capital recorded 10,774 Covid-19 cases on April 11, overtaking the highest daily surge till the third wave. (ANI Photo )

Delhi is the country's worst-hit Covid-19 city now

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 16, 2021 08:43 AM IST
Delhi reported 8593 Covid-19 cases--the highest single-day spike till the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic--on November 11 last year and recorded 131 deaths, the highest single-day fatality count, on November 18.
The fall and rise of Delhi's Covid trajectory. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times)
The fall and rise of Delhi's Covid trajectory. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times)

Delhi's Covid-19 doubling rate goes from 3,500 days to 46 days

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2021 11:10 AM IST
The city reported 16,669 new cases on Thursday, a slight decline in the incidence of the viral infection over the previous day, largely due to the drop in testing
Delhi also has over 54,000 active cases now — the highest ever.. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui(REUTERS)
Delhi also has over 54,000 active cases now — the highest ever.. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui(REUTERS)

'Extension of weekend curbs will depend on Delhi’s graph,' say officials

By Abhishek Dey, Sweta Goswami, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2021 06:39 AM IST
  • Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday expressed concern over the Covid-19 situation in Delhi and imposed a weekend curfew
India reported more than 2 lakh cases on Thursday creating alarm among state governments and the Centre. ( Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)
India reported more than 2 lakh cases on Thursday creating alarm among state governments and the Centre. ( Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)

Over 2 lakh new cases, weekend lockdown in Delhi | Covid-19 in top 10 headlines

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 09:40 PM IST
  • Here are the top 10 developments related to spike in Covid-19 cases in India.
As many as 13,014 patients recovered from the disease on the day, taking the overall recoveries to 718,176.(AFP)
As many as 13,014 patients recovered from the disease on the day, taking the overall recoveries to 718,176.(AFP)

Delhi reports 16,699 new Covid-19 cases, 112 deaths in last 24 hours

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 08:50 PM IST
Active cases in the capital city witnessed an increase of over 3,500 cases and currently stands at 54,309 from the 50,736 reported on the previous day.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (File photo)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (File photo)

Capital tightens curbs as cases spiral out of control

By Sweta Goswami, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2021 06:45 AM IST
Malls shut; no dine-in at restaurants; curfew in Delhi this weekend as positivity hits 20%
Delhi weekend curfew: Several services will be closed during the weekend curfew in Delhi due to rise coronavirus cases in the city. ( Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Delhi weekend curfew: Several services will be closed during the weekend curfew in Delhi due to rise coronavirus cases in the city. ( Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Weekend curfew announced in Delhi: Check what’s open and closed here

Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2021 01:56 PM IST
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announced weekend curfew in the national Capital on Thursday. Check out all the regulations and what will remain open and closed here.
The 104 new deaths reported in Delhi’s health bulletin on Wednesday was the highest since November 30. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna / Hindustan Times)
The 104 new deaths reported in Delhi’s health bulletin on Wednesday was the highest since November 30. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna / Hindustan Times)

Delhi in a Covid-19 spiral as experts call for tighter curbs

By Anonna Dutt, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 02:41 AM IST
  • Delhi reports a new record in daily cases at 17,282, 104 die of Covid-19 in 24 hours. Over the last two days, new cases have increased by 586% and the city now has 50,000 active cases
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