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Delhi has 24,000 new Covid cases in 24 hrs, shortage of oxygen & remdesvir: Arvind Kejriwal

The CM said Delhi has a limited number of ICU beds and oxygen and that they are decreasing in availability very sharply.
Staff at Delhi's Qabristan Ahle Islam dig a grave for a Covid patient Thursday | Tenzin Zompa | ThePrint

As Covid toll rises, how is Delhi coping? Largest burial site fears it may run out of space

According to Friday's bulletin, Delhi recorded 141 deaths, taking the total Covid tally to 12,649. This has been the national capital's highest single-day spurt in Covid deaths ever.
File image of Delhi Deputy CM and Education Minister Manish Sisodia | Photo: ANI

Manish Sisodia appointed nodal officer for Covid management in Delhi

According to an official order, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia will be responsible for inter-ministerial coordination till further orders.
File photo of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal | ANI

Kejriwal govt announces weekend curfew in Delhi as Covid cases rise, in-dining, gyms barred too

Only essential services will be allowed to function during the weekend lockdown, with public transport like DTC buses and the Metro also restricted to those providing the services.
A Covid patient being carried on a stretcher outside a hospital, in New Delhi, on 11 April 2021

14 private hospitals in Delhi declared ‘full Covid’ hospitals, won’t admit other patients

Nineteen private hospitals have been asked to reserve at least 80% of ICU beds for Covid-related treatment and 82 asked to set aside at least 60% beds.

Delhi records over 10,000 Covid cases in a day for the first time

Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal said that the current fourth wave of the pandemic in the city is 'very dangerous' and cases have escalated in a big way in the last 10-15 days.
People seen violating Covid-19 guidelines at Spice Market, in Old Delhi on 5 April 2021 | ANI

Lockdown should be imposed if hospital system collapses, says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Stating that lockdown is not a solution, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal asked people ​to remain in home isolation if infected with Covid instead of rushing to hospitals.

Delhi tells govt hospitals to use senior MBBS students and interns for Covid treatment

The Delhi govt directed the govt hospitals to engage fourth and fifth-year MBBS students, apart from interns and BDS doctors, as the capital saw a steep spike in Covid cases.
Security personnel during night curfew in New Delhi on 13 April 2021

Delhi bans public gatherings, limits wedding guests to 50 & reduces metro capacity to 50%

Amid a surge in Covid cases in Delhi, attendance at funerals will be limited to 20 people. Public buses will also operate at 50% capacity.
A health worker takes samples from an e-rickshaw driver for Covid test in Delhi-Noida border on 25 March 2021 | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Delhi records 7,897 new Covid cases, positivity rate mounts to 10.21%

The positivity rate in Delhi breached 10 per cent for the first time this year. The positivity rate mid-November last year had stood above 15 per cent.

On Camera

Representational image of a Titanosaur skeleton cast on display at the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago via Wikimedia

US has highest number of museums but China draws most visitors: Study

Many are familiar with the Louvre in France, the world’s most famous and visited museum. But there are other interesting choices that deserve their place on a bucket list.
Andy Jassy, chief executive officer of web services at Amazon.com Inc., speaks during the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Summit in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.| Photographer: David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

Amazon’s future CEO firm on India expansion amid protests by local vendors

Speaking to partners and customers in India, Andy Jassy announced a $250 million venture fund for startups working on innovations for small businesses, agriculture and health care solutions.

Defence

CDS General Bipin Rawat | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Backed by disruptive tech, China tried push & shove tactics but India stood firm: CDS Rawat

At the Raisina Dialogue, Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Bipin Rawat says some countries seek to reshape rules that govern global order via geopolitics coupled with geo-economics.
Illustration by Soham Sen

There’s a need to hold up a mirror to Modi govt on Covid management, and this is the picture

Between premature victory mood that allowed Kumbh & elections, and lack of urgency on vaccines, Modi govt has walked into its biggest crisis. The way out needs realism, humility and one ‘Ram baan’ weapon.