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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)
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
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delhi, Haryana govts engage in squabble over rising Covid-19 cases

On Sunday, Haryana health minister Anil Vij said three districts in the state – Gurugram, Faridabad and Sonipat – have seen an increase in their infection rate due to the surge in Covid-19 cases in neighbouring Delhi.
A healthcare worker checks a Covid-19 infected patient at Shehnai Banquet care centre in New Delhi.(ANI photo)
A healthcare worker checks a Covid-19 infected patient at Shehnai Banquet care centre in New Delhi.(ANI photo)
Published on Jan 17, 2022 02:33 PM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Delhi may see about 17,000 cases today, dip in positivity rate: Health minister

For the past two days, daily cases in Delhi have remained below the 28,000-mark. On Thursday, 28,867 cases of Covid-19 were recorded, the highest single-day spike since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020.
Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain. (ANI file photo)
Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain. (ANI file photo)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 01:55 PM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Ghazipur bomb scare: NSG carries out controlled explosion found at flower market

Ghazipur bomb scare: Ahead of Republic Day, the unattended box containing IED found in a crowded area like Ghazipur flower market spread panic. The NSG team carried out a controlled explosion of the IED. 
Ghazipur bomb scare: An unattended bag suspected to be containing an IED was found at Ghazipur flower market. The area has been cordoned off. (HT)
Ghazipur bomb scare: An unattended bag suspected to be containing an IED was found at Ghazipur flower market. The area has been cordoned off. (HT)
Published on Jan 14, 2022 02:12 PM IST
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Delhi expected to record less than 25,000 Covid cases on Friday: Satyendra Jain

Emphasising the importance of Covid vaccination, Health Minister Satyendra Jain said Delhi is expected to record less than 25,000 Covid positivity cases today. 
Delhi’s previous biggest daily jump of 28,395 cases was recorded on April 20 last year.
Delhi’s previous biggest daily jump of 28,395 cases was recorded on April 20 last year.
Published on Jan 14, 2022 12:15 PM IST
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Covid-19 cases in Delhi rising, but hospitalisations stable: Satyendar Jain

Jain said that around 27,500 cases will be recorded on Thursday. With regard to deaths due to Covid-19, the Delhi health minister told reporters that most of the fatalities were among patients with comorbid conditions.
Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain.(HT file photo)
Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain.(HT file photo)
Published on Jan 13, 2022 01:48 PM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi

5 cities in India including Delhi, Mumbai see fresh surge in daily Covid cases

The total positive cases in Delhi have crossed the 1.6 million mark while in Mumbai, daily cases are surging again but have remained below the 20,000-mark since January 9.
Daily Covid-19 tally in Delhi surged again for a second consecutive day on Wednesday after 27,561 cases were reported.(ANI file photo)
Daily Covid-19 tally in Delhi surged again for a second consecutive day on Wednesday after 27,561 cases were reported.(ANI file photo)
Updated on Jan 13, 2022 12:53 PM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi

Covid: Maharashtra, Delhi, 6 others emerging as states of concern, says Centre

Addressing a press conference, Lav Agarwal, the health ministry's joint secretary said that these emerging states of concern are also reporting a high Covid-19 positivity rate.
Across India, Maharashtra has the highest number of active cases.(ANI file photo)
Across India, Maharashtra has the highest number of active cases.(ANI file photo)
Published on Jan 12, 2022 05:24 PM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi

Delhi's Covid tally up again with 21,259 new cases; active caseload nears 75k

More than 82,000 Covid-19 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. These include 61,060 RTPCR/CBNAAT/True Nat tests and 21,824 rapid antigen tests, the health department's bulletin showed.
The active caseload in Delhi neared 75,000.(ANI)
The active caseload in Delhi neared 75,000.(ANI)
Published on Jan 11, 2022 05:43 PM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Delhi brings in new curbs to combat Covid spread. Check what's open, what's shut

According to the latest order issued by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), all private offices will be closed except those falling under the exempted category.
Delhi Police personnel stop a vehicle during a weekend curfew imposed by the amid rising Covid-19 cases, at Connaught place. (ANI Photo)
Delhi Police personnel stop a vehicle during a weekend curfew imposed by the amid rising Covid-19 cases, at Connaught place. (ANI Photo)
Published on Jan 11, 2022 03:41 PM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

DDMA issues fresh Covid-19 guidelines; what's allowed, what's not

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Tuesday issued revised guidelines over the rise in Covid-19 cases in the National Capital. 9
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Tuesday issued revised guidelines over the rise in Covid-19 cases in the National Capital. "It has been observed that numbers of COVID-19 cases (including the cases of Omicron variant) have been rapidly increasing over the last few days and positivity rate has crossed 23 per cent," the order said. Here's what's allowed and what's not.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jan 11, 2022 09:06 PM IST
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Back at your service: Delhi CM Kejriwal writes after recovering from Covid

“I am back at your service after recovering from Covid-19,” Kejriwal, who is also the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP's) national convener, said in a tweet on Sunday morning.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.(File photo)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.(File photo)
Updated on Jan 09, 2022 11:02 AM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

News updates from HT: Delhi's Weekend curfew kicks in from tonight

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The Delhi zoo has been shut temporarily, in keeping with state guidelines that require entertainment parks in the city to down the shutters amid a fifth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.(HT_PRINT)
The Delhi zoo has been shut temporarily, in keeping with state guidelines that require entertainment parks in the city to down the shutters amid a fifth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jan 07, 2022 01:03 PM IST
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Delhi: Weekend curfew begins tonight, here's what you can avail, what you can't

Delhi weekend curfew: In view of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) situation in the national capital, essential services, including the supply of food items and medicines, will continue uninterrupted.
Delhi: The curfew will remain in force every weekend henceforth unless otherwise directed, the DDMA has said. 
Delhi: The curfew will remain in force every weekend henceforth unless otherwise directed, the DDMA has said. 
Published on Jan 07, 2022 12:35 PM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delhi weekend curfew comes into effect from today, here's who will be exempted

The Delhi government on January 4 announced a weekend curfew amid a surge in Covid-19 cases in the country's capital. 8
The Delhi government on January 4 announced a weekend curfew amid a surge in Covid-19 cases in the country's capital. "There shall be "Weekend Curfew" on movement of individuals in NCT of Delhi from 10 PM of Friday till 5 AM of subsequent Monday," the DDMA order read. Here's a list of who all will be exempted during the weekend curfew in Delhi.(PTI )
Published on Jan 07, 2022 12:03 PM IST
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Additional 50,000 aid for kin of Covid-19 victims in Delhi

An official of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), which issued an order to this effect on Wednesday, said the ex gratia amount will be released to all eligible families without seeking any application as their eligibility and payment credentials are already verified.
A link will be created on to enable applicants to submit their application.(Bloomberg)
A link will be created on to enable applicants to submit their application.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Jan 07, 2022 05:37 AM IST
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ByAlok KN Mishra, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Health clinics to start in 20 Delhi govt schools next week

The Delhi government will launch a pilot project of school health clinics in 20 government schools across the national capital next week
Besides the health screening, psychologists will also hold four group sessions of half an hour in the online mode on a regular basis for students.(HT file photo)
Besides the health screening, psychologists will also hold four group sessions of half an hour in the online mode on a regular basis for students.(HT file photo)
Updated on Jan 07, 2022 06:19 AM IST
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BySadia Akhtar, New Delhi

Over 15,000 new Covid cases in Delhi

Thursday’s fresh cases came at a test positivity rate of 15.34%, with the statistic now at its highest since May 12 last year, when just over 17% of all collected samples in Delhi returned positive results
Delhi added an average of 6,150 fresh cases of Covid-19 each day over the past week.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Delhi added an average of 6,150 fresh cases of Covid-19 each day over the past week.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 07, 2022 05:19 AM IST
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Spike in infections upends plans for regular learning in Delhi schools

School heads said that while online classes are taking place, the disruption of normal classes for the past two years is widening the learning gap and taking a toll on the mental health of students in the absence of peer-to-peer interaction
Schools said that the closure had put a question mark on practical exams that are conducted on campus for board students.
Schools said that the closure had put a question mark on practical exams that are conducted on campus for board students.
Published on Jan 06, 2022 06:29 AM IST
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Cases hit 10k-mark in Delhi, positivity rate at almost 12%

Data released by the government on Wednesday showed that Delhi recorded 10,665 new cases, out of 89,742 samples that were tested.
A health worker collects a swab sample from a person for coronavirus (Covid-19) test, at Jangpura in New Delhi. The city’s positivity rate also touched 11.88%, last seen on May 14, 2021 (12.4%). (Amal KS/HT Photo)
A health worker collects a swab sample from a person for coronavirus (Covid-19) test, at Jangpura in New Delhi. The city’s positivity rate also touched 11.88%, last seen on May 14, 2021 (12.4%). (Amal KS/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 06, 2022 06:26 AM IST
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Delhi shivers at season’s lowest max temperature

The rain, coupled with low clouds also created a haze that prevailed during the day, keeping visibility between 400 and 1,200 metres, which led to a slight deterioration in air quality, despite the rain, IMD scientists said.
Light rain persisted throughout the day, and maximum temperature fell to 15.7 degrees Celsius, four notches below normal.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Light rain persisted throughout the day, and maximum temperature fell to 15.7 degrees Celsius, four notches below normal.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 06, 2022 05:14 AM IST
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Delhi witnesses light showers, minimum temperature recorded at 10.9 deg C

Delhi on Wednesday morning recorded light rain and clouds pushed the minimum temperature to 10.9 degrees Celsius, four notches more than normal.(PTI) 6
Delhi on Wednesday morning recorded light rain and clouds pushed the minimum temperature to 10.9 degrees Celsius, four notches more than normal.(PTI)
Published on Jan 05, 2022 11:37 AM IST
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Govt says weekend curfew, not lockdown, as Delhi logs 5.4k cases

Delhi reported 5,481 latest Covid infections in the last 24 hours, pushing the positivity rate to 8.37%, the highest in since May 17 when it was 8.41%, according to the government data
A health 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)
A health 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)
Updated on Jan 05, 2022 05:20 AM IST
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Delhi: 82 times jump in Covid-19 cases, 3 times rise in hospitalisation

As per the January 3 health bulletin released by the Delhi government, out of the 9,029 hospital beds available in the city for Covid-19 patients, only 420 were occupied.
A health worker interacts with a Covid-19 patient at a Covid care centre in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
A health worker interacts with a Covid-19 patient at a Covid care centre in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jan 05, 2022 06:44 AM IST
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ByJamie Mullick and Soumya Pillai, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

In next stage of Covid-19 curbs, Delhi clamps curfew on weekends

The decision to step up restrictions came on a day when 5,481 cases (a positivity rate of 8.37%, although some experts are now coming around to the view that this isn’t the best metric for this phase of the pandemic), were added on Tuesday.
State-run buses and the Delhi Metro will operate at 100% seating capacity to avoid crowding at transport hubs such as bus stops and Metro stations.(ANI)
State-run buses and the Delhi Metro will operate at 100% seating capacity to avoid crowding at transport hubs such as bus stops and Metro stations.(ANI)
Updated on Jan 05, 2022 06:58 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Omicron Delhi’s dominant variant, detected in 81% samples: Health minister Jain

Although the Omicron wave is spreading rapidly, hospitalisations are low as only 4% of beds kept aside for Covid-19 patients are occupied, he told lawmakers.
Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain accused the central government of not acting swiftly to stop the impending wave.
Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain accused the central government of not acting swiftly to stop the impending wave.
Updated on Jan 04, 2022 07:26 AM IST
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ByAlok KN Mishra, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

21,000 in Delhi get Covid jabs as teens enter fray

Most children who were administered the shot on Monday said they were relieved to have received some level of protection against the coronavirus at a time infections are on the rise in Delhi
A parent takes a picture of his ward during a vaccination drive for children in the age group of 15 to 18 years at RML Hospital in New Delhi on Monday. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
A parent takes a picture of his ward during a vaccination drive for children in the age group of 15 to 18 years at RML Hospital in New Delhi on Monday. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 04, 2022 06:46 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delhi authority to meet on Tuesday amid spike in Covid cases

Delhi reported 4,099 fresh Covid infections on Monday as the positivity rate surged to 6.46%, both at their highest levels since May 18, when the city logged 4,482 fresh cases at a test positivity rate of 6.89%
School students wait to get a Covid vaccine at a government school in Delhi. (Amal KS/HT Photo)
School students wait to get a Covid vaccine at a government school in Delhi. (Amal KS/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 04, 2022 06:17 AM IST
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Delhi schools tying up with govt, pvt hospitals to get students Covid-19 shots

In its directive to both government and private schools, the department said that it was imperative for all government, government-aided, and private unaided school students aged 15 to 17 years to get vaccinated on an immediate basis
A health worker administers a dose of Covid-19 vaccine to a teenager at a vaccination centre in New Delhi, Monday. (PTI)
A health worker administers a dose of Covid-19 vaccine to a teenager at a vaccination centre in New Delhi, Monday. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 04, 2022 07:27 AM IST
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BySadia Akhtar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

No monkey business: Delhi Cantonment asks people to refrain from feeding simians

The Delhi Cantonment Board (DCB) issued an order recently stating that people feeding monkeys near human habitation will be fined
None of the Capital’s other four local bodies has restrictions on feeding monkeys. (File photo)
None of the Capital’s other four local bodies has restrictions on feeding monkeys. (File photo)
Updated on Jan 03, 2022 12:50 AM IST
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