Delhi's first Covid patient recalls experience, says excited to take vaccine jab
Delhi-based businessman Rohit Datta spoke on how it felt to be the first Covid-19 patient in the national capital.
Recalling his time in hospital, Dutta said he is excited to take the Covid-19 vaccine.
“Initially, I was blank and didn't know about the coronavirus.
I was in hospital for 14 days following which I was allowed to go home.
I have registered all senior citizens in my family for the ongoing vaccination.
Since I do not have any comorbidity, I will also be vaccinated later on.
I am waiting for my turn to get vaccinated and I am very excited,” he said.
The second phase of vaccination drive for age-appropriate population groups began on March 1 with the union health ministry calling out eligible people to get an appointment at respective hospitals in the country.
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Travellers arriving at Heathrow are being forced to queue for up to six hours due to coronavirus checks at the border, an airport executive said.Chief solutions officer Chris Garton told MPs that “the situation is becoming untenable” and the police have been forced to step in.Giving evidence to the Commons Transport Select Committee, he explained that wait times in recent days have typically been “well in excess of two hours and up to six hours”.He said: “We’re starting to see disruption in some of the arriving passengers.
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US intelligence agencies still do not know “exactly where, when or how Covid-19 virus was transmitted initially” in China but remain focused on two primary theories, that “it emerged naturally from human contact with infected animals or it was a laboratory accident,” the Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines said.
A major fire broke in a slum area on the night of April 14 in Paschim Puri's Shaheed Bhagat Singh camp located in West Delhi. Fire tenders rushed to the spot to douse massive flames. No casualties have been reported so far. Further details are awaited.
COVID-19 cases continued to surge in the country and the preparations are underway at Delhi airport to fight the 2nd wave. Delhi Airport CEO, Videh Kumar Jaipuriar said, "Air travel is still the safest. Passengers have to follow COVID-19 appropriate behaviour. To measure effectiveness of sanitisation of different surfaces, we have a machine called 'Luminometer', it measures the amount of ATP (an enzyme found in any living matter) on any surface. If virus/bacteria load on a surface is high it'll show up. We've ensured that the double-filtered fresh air is introduced inside the Terminal-3 every 10 minutes. Disinfection of surfaces is being done using UV technology." The COVID-19 precautionary measures were followed at the airport. Passengers followed social distancing, wore masks to combat spread of the virus.
Fire broke out in slums in national capital's Jamia Nagar area on April 14. Five fire tenders rushed to the spot to douse the furious flames. After hours of efforts, firemen succeeded in controlling the fire. Cooling operation is underway. No casualties have been reported.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on April 14 tested positive for COVID-19. He is in a self-isolation since April 13 after few staff members tested COVID positive. The UP CM took the first..