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Delhi's Covid-19 tally dips with 2,683 new infections, case positivity at 5.09%

New fatalities dropped to 27 on Tuesday from 30 on the preceding day, taking the death toll to 25,892. The active caseload of Delhi currently stands at 16,548.

As many as 52,736 tests Covid-19 tests were conducted on Tuesday, down from 57,686 the day before, according to the health bulletin data. (Vipin Kumar /HT)
Published on Feb 01, 2022 09:00 PM IST
By | Written by Sharangee Dutta, New Delhi

DDMA Covid-19 meet: No more weekend curfew, odd-even system for shops in Delhi

Last week, the Delhi government allowed all private offices in the National Capital Territory of Delhi, outside of Containment Zones, to function with upto 50 per cent attendance. The DDMA had, however, advised the private offices to stagger office timing and the quantum of staff.

Covid-19 patients undergo treatment inside the Shehnai Banquet Hall, a Covid-19 care facility, in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
Published on Jan 27, 2022 01:36 PM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Will Covid-19 curbs be eased in Delhi? DDMA to decide tomorrow

Delhi reported a marginal spike in its Covid-19 tally on Tuesday after 6,028 people tested positive for the disease. This was a surge of 268 cases from Monday’s tally of 5,760 infections.

Traders have been demanding that Covid-19 curbs should be eased in Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Published on Jan 26, 2022 01:43 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delhi records 12,527 new Covid-19 cases, daily tests down 31.7%

The number of fresh Covid-19 cases per day in the national capital has been decreasing for four consecutive days now. Prior to the 31.4 per cent dip today, the daily tally had dropped 11.7 per cent on Sunday, and 15 per cent on Saturday.

A man walking in the midst of a deserted Sarojini Nagar market during a weekend curfew in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI Photo)(Shrikant Singh)
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 06:40 PM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘Covid-19 cases have stabilised in Delhi, restrictions could be lifted’: Jain

Delhi logged 23 Covid-19 fatalities on Tuesday, the highest since June 16, and the positivity rate rose to 25.65 per cent with the government directing closure of all private offices, except those in exempted categories.

A woman leaves after picking up her order from a restaurant in Connaught Place as the Delhi government has shut down dine-in services in restaurants.(ANI Photo)
Published on Jan 12, 2022 11:43 AM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

46 Covid-linked deaths in Delhi in 5 days, more than 50% of them seniors: Report

National capital Delhi has been witnessing a huge spike in the number of Covid-19 cases in the past few weeks. The Delhi government has put in place a number of curbs, including night curfews, to check the spread of the infection.

A beneficiary receives a 'precautionary dose' of Covid-19 vaccine in New Delhi on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Published on Jan 11, 2022 09:16 AM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

From 2,716 to 22,751: How Covid-19 cases spiked in Delhi in first 9 days of 2022

Covid-19 cases in Delhi: The cases of infection have gone up sharply in national capital this year. The hospitalisations, however, have been lower in comparison to the Delta-led wave last year, which led chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to say that there is no need to panic. 

Delhi Police personnel stop a vehicle during a weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government amid rising Covid-19 cases, at Connaught place on Sunday.(ANI Photo)
Published on Jan 10, 2022 08:37 AM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Over 300 Delhi Police personnel test positive for Covid-19

The Delhi Police have intensified patrolling in view of the night curfew which is in place to check the spread of Covid-19 by stopping all non-essential activities. A meeting of DDMA is scheduled today to take a call on imposing further curbs in the national capital.

Delhi Police personnel checking vehicles during the weekend curfew to curb the spread of Covid-19 cases, at Connaught Place on Saturday.(ANI File Photo)
Published on Jan 10, 2022 05:37 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Can I walk my pet? Can I hail an e-rickshaw? Qs on Delhi weekend curfew answered

The weekend curfew in Delhi was imposed on Friday and will continue till 5am on Monday. The DDMA will, meanwhile, hold another meeting on Monday (January 8) to discuss further restrictions to check spread of Covid-19.

Malls and shopping centres in Delhi have witnessed a dip in footfall due to the weekend curfew.(Amal KS/HT File Photo)
Published on Jan 08, 2022 09:21 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Weekend curfew in Delhi: DDMA to meet again to discuss further restrictions

The Delhi government has imposed weekend curfew in the national capital on the orders of DDMA to check the surge in Covid-19 cases. Another DDMA meeting is scheduled for Monday where ‘total curfew’ is likely to be discussed, news agency PTI reported.

Police personnel stand guard at a road checkpoint near India Gate at the start of the weekend curfew in Delhi.(AFP Photo)
Published on Jan 08, 2022 08:43 AM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delhi: Over 14,000 Covid cases expected today; minister says lockdown not needed

National capital Delhi has been reporting a huge surge in daily Covid-19 cases, in the wake of the spread of the Omicron variant of coronavirus. The Delhi government has implemented certain curbs to keep the number of infections in check.

A healthcare worker collects a swab sample from a woman to test for Covic-19, at a railway station in New Delhi.(Reuters Photo)
Published on Jan 06, 2022 12:14 PM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delhi weekend curfew: List of those exempted

The Delhi government announced a weekend curfew to check the number of Covid-19 cases, which have been rising due to the spread of the Omicron variant. Other measures like limiting the office staff and restricting gatherings of people are already in place.

A healthcare worker takes the swab samples from commuters to check for Covid-19 infection, at Punjabi Bagh in New Delhi on Tuesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Published on Jan 05, 2022 05:58 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delhi stares at more curbs as minister warns of positivity rate reaching 6.5%

The number of cases in Delhi have been increasing at a rapid pace in the past few weeks. On Sunday, Delhi reported 3,194 new Covid-19 cases, up from 2,716 cases reported a day earlier. While Sunday’s tally was the highest single-day rise in since May 20, the positivity rate stood at 4.59 per cent.

A girl receives a dose of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin against Covid-19 disease during a vaccination drive for children aged 15-18 years, in New Delhi on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Published on Jan 03, 2022 02:17 PM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Red alert, total curfew: Delhi's fate under GRAP if Covid positivity crosses 5%

On Sunday, the city reported 3,194 new Covid-19 cases, up from 2,716 cases reported a day earlier. Delhi’s active cases increased to 8,397 on Sunday from 6,360 recorded until a day before, according to the government’s daily health bulletin.

Police personnel sealing a shop for not following Covid-19 appropriate behaviour, at Malviya Nagar, in New Delhi on Sunday.(ANI Photo)
Published on Jan 03, 2022 07:08 AM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delhi's daily Covid-19 tally rises further to 496, highest since June 4

The rising number of Covid-19 cases prompted the Delhi government to impose strict measures in the national capital under Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP), including banning all the gatherings and limiting the number of people in Metro trains and buses.

A healthcare worker collects a swab sample of a passenger at Kashmere Gate ISBT amid a surge in Omicron cases, in Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Dec 28, 2021 08:44 PM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delhi Covid-19 curbs: New Metro guidelines commuters must know

The Delhi government on Tuesday announced a series of curbs in the national capital due to a surge in the number of Covid-19 cases. The restrictions have been imposed as part of the graded response force (GRAP).

The coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic had majorly affected operations of the Delhi Metro.
Updated on Dec 28, 2021 05:28 PM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delhi night curfew: What's allowed and what's not

The Omicron variant has seen Covid-19 cases rise in many countries, as well as in India. So far, 578 people have been infected from the heavily mutated strain. In Delhi, the number of Omicron-infected people has crossed 140.

A healthcare worker takes a nasal swab sample of a passenger for the Covid-19 test, at Kashmere Gate ISBT, in view of rising Omicron cases, in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Dec 27, 2021 03:56 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

No seating cap in Delhi cinema halls from today; 200 guests allowed at weddings

As per the official order, owners of cinema halls, theatres and multiplexes will be responsible for strict adherence to official guidelines and Covid-appropriate behaviour at the premises.

Movie theatres and multiplexes were closed in April after the Covid-19 cases saw an exponential rise in the daily number of infections.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 01, 2021 06:24 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delhi records 39 Covid-19 cases, zero fatality; active cases reach 344

Delhi's health minister Satyendar Jain said last week that medical infrastructure was being ramped up and 37,000 beds dedicated to Covid-19 patients were being set up in the national capital to tackle the anticipated third wave of the pandemic.

A healthcare worker prepares a dose of Covid-19 vaccine, at a government school in New Delhi on Thursday.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 02, 2021 05:38 PM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

To prioritise students with lab work if reopen, say Delhi’s colleges, varsities

Most central and state universities said they will wait for detailed guidelines before deciding on conducting in-person lessons and other academic activities

Students outside Delhi University’s south campus. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 28, 2021 12:05 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi records zero new Covid-19 death for fourth consecutive day

The national capital registered 17 new cases of the infection in the last 24 hours, which took the overall tally to 14,37,334, according to state government's health bulletin. This is a drastic improvement from a peak of 25,000 Covid-19 cases every day in April.

Twenty-six people have succumbed to the disease this month so far in Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT File Photo)
Published on Aug 23, 2021 06:58 PM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Covid-19: Delhi govt to remove 8pm restriction on markets starting Monday

The decision was taken in the wake of improvement in Covid-19 situation in Delhi. The cases have been falling in the national capital over the last few weeks and on Saturday, Delhi recorded 19 cases of Covid-19, according to Delhi government's health department.

The Delhi government had imposed timing restriction on markets in Delhi due to Covid-19 situation. Now that the cases have gone down substantially, those restrictions have been removed.(HT File Photo)
Published on Aug 21, 2021 04:04 PM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Covid-19 vaccination drive: Delhi crosses 10 million doses mark, says Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal announced at a press conference today that 74 lakh people of the national capital have received at least one jab of Covid-19 vaccine. He pointed out that the Delhi government is not able to scale up the daily vaccination number due to a shortage in supply.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced achieving the vaccination numbers at a press conference on Saturday.(ANI File Photo)
Published on Jul 31, 2021 05:52 PM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delhi: New Covid-19 cases drop below 400 for first time since mid-March

The city added 381 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday after conducting 76,857 tests, which means that just 0.5% of all people tested had contracted the infection.

The Capital has added an average of 522 infections each day over the past week, less than half of the 1,246 average cases it added seven days ago.
Updated on Jun 07, 2021 02:11 AM IST
By, New Delhi, Hindustan Times

303 vaccination centres shut amid lack of Covaxin doses

The bulletin recorded 414 vaccine centres spread across 299 locations on Friday for the beneficiary group comprising individuals aged over 45 years, as against 717 vaccine centres spread across 495 locations recorded till Thursday.

Vaccinations for the 18-45 age group -- Covaxin and Covishield -- have been suspended at all 368 Delhi government centres for around two weeks now.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Jun 05, 2021 05:07 AM IST
ByAbhishek Dey, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Those with special needs to get dedicated vaccination centres

The centres will only vaccinate differently abled people older than 45 years, with senior government officials citing shortage of doses as the reason to exclude the 18-45 age group.

A health worker inoculates a differently abled beneficiary at Shastri Park in New Delhi. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 04, 2021 03:32 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Several elderly residents want shots at home

As per Delhi’s electoral roll last revised on January 15 this year, around 1.22 million people are in the age bracket of 60-69 years, 0.67 million are aged 70-79, and 0.23 million aged over 80 years. As of June 2, the number of people vaccinated in the 60+ category stood at 1.03 million.

A health worker gives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine to a senior citizen at a vaccination centre in New Delhi. (PTI Photo )
Updated on Jun 04, 2021 03:50 AM IST
BySadia Akhtar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delhi govt told to furnish info on minors orphaned due to Covid-19

The court replied that the government is bound by its statement that steps are being taken and must comply with timelines.

Relatives mourn death of a loved one at a crematorium in Delhi. (HT Photos)
Updated on Jun 04, 2021 04:11 AM IST
ByRicha Banka, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

It appears you want people to die: Delhi HC tells Centre

Delhi HC also said that the new protocol on Remdesivir use is wrong and was formed on 'non-application of mind'.

A lab technician holds the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment drug Remdesivir. (REUTERS)
Published on Apr 28, 2021 05:41 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

Delhi HC says it made no request to Ashoka Hotel to turn it into Covid facility

Delhi HC says it made no request to Ashoka Hotel to turn it into Covid facility

Delhi HC says it made no request to Ashoka Hotel to turn it into Covid facility
Updated on Apr 27, 2021 05:27 PM IST
By | Reported by Richa Banka | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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