Terming the current wave in the national capital "very dangerous", Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday informed that Delhi has reported 13,500 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. "As per the data of last 10-15 days, 65 per cent of the patients are below 45 years of age. Your health and life is very important to us. So, I would like to appeal to the youth to step out of the house only when it is necessary and follow all COVID protocols strictly," said Kejriwal. He further requested those above 45 years of age to get vaccinated, adding that government hospitals in Delhi are providing COVID-19 vaccines free of cost.
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urged the Centre to cancel the CBSE board examinations amid a rise in the number of coronavirus cases in the national capital. "6 lakh children in Delhi are going to write CBSE exams. Nearly 1 lakh teachers will be a part of it. These can become major hotspots leading to large-scale spreading of Corona. Children's lives & health is very important to us. I request Centre to cancel CBSE exams," said Kejriwal. "Some alternative methods could be thought of. Children can be promoted this time on the basis of either an online method or internal assessment. But CBSE exams should be cancelled," added the Delhi Chief Minister. Watch the full video for more.
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Amid surging COVID-19 cases in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal informed that around 65% of the total COVID-19 patients are below 45 years of age. He appealed to youths to step out only when it is necessary following all COVID protocols. 'This wave is very dangerous and youth, children are getting affected the most. As per the data of last 10-15 days, around 65% of the total COVID patients are below 45 years. Therefore I would like to appeal to the youth to step out only when necessary following all COVID protocols,' said CM Kejriwal during a press conference on April 13.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urged the Centre to cancel the upcoming CBSE examinations in order to curb the widespread of COVID-19. Sharing figures of national capital, CM Arvind Kejriwal informed that alone in Delhi, around 6 lakh aspirants are going to write the CBSE exams and nearly 1 lakh teachers will be involved for conducting it which might make it a breeding ground for dreadful virus. CM Kejriwal said, '6 lakh children in Delhi are going to write CBSE exams. Nearly 1 lakh teachers will be a part of it. These can become major hotspots leading to large-scale spreading of Corona. Children's lives and health is very important to us. I request Centre to cancel CBSE exams.'
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the government will be left with no option but to impose lockdown if the condition in hospitals worsens. "Delhi government is not in favour of lockdown, but we will be left with no options if the situation worsens in hospitals," Kejriwal said at a press conference. He urged people to check the availability of beds on the government's app before going to hospitals. "Occupy beds only if there is an emergency," he appealed to the citizens. The Delhi CM also urged the Centre to free the vaccination drive in the country from various restrictions. Watch the full video for more.
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As India records biggest ever single-day spike in Covid cases, CBSE has cancelled class 10th exams and postponed the class 12th exam. Class 10th Students will be evaluated on the basis of an objective criterion to be developed by the Board. Any candidate who is not satisfied with the marks allocated to him/her on this basis will be given an opportunity to sit in an exam as and when the conditions are conducive to hold the exams. Prime Minister Modi chaired a high-level meeting today to review the examinations to be held at various levels in view of the developing Corona situation.
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In a joint venture of Municipal Corporation and Neuberg Supratech, drive-through RT-PCR testing has been launched at GMDC Ground in Ahmedabad on April 14 to ramp up COVID testing amid rising cases. Those who came for the test, have to scan QR code. After registration, their vehicles are allowed inside for testing. Director of Neuberg Supratech Laboratory, Dr Sandip Shah said, "It's a joint venture and first time initiative in the country. We are assumed to take around 5000-6000 samples through drive through testing and disposing off a car within 3 minutes. We will provide reports within 36 hours. It will help to contain COVID by limiting the rush."
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 jab of COVID-19 vaccine on April 05 at a Civil Hospital in Lucknow.
The rapidly increasing number of corona cases in the second wave of COVID-19 is quite worrying. To curb the growing number of corona cases, a night curfew has been imposed in Delhi from 10 PM to 5 AM till 30 April. SN Srivastava, Delhi Police Commissioner, made a surprise visit to different places in Delhi late in the night to assess whether the night curfew is adhered to and there is no laxity. He also interacted with police personnel on duty and gave necessary instructions.
President Kovind, PM Modi paid homage to BR Ambedkar on his 130th birth anniversary. PM Modi paid his tribute to Ambedkar while addressing the Association of Indian Universities. He also took to twitter saying Ambedkar gave a strong foundation to independent India. VP Venkaiah Naidu paid floral tribute to Ambedkar at his residence in Delhi. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla also paid tribute to the Father of Indian Constitution. BSP supremo Mayawati remembered Ambedkar's legacy on his birth anniversary. DMK chief MK Stalin paid a floral tribute to BR Ambedkar at Koyambedu in Chennai. Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was born on 14 April, 1891 in Mhow of Madhya Pradesh. Termed as the father of Indian constitution, he always worked for the welfare of deprived people. Ambedkar was conferred with Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, in 1990.
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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu paid floral tribute to Dr BR Ambedkar on his 130th birth anniversary at his residence in Delhi. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla also paid tribute to Father of Indian Constitution.
Amid surge in coronavirus cases in national capital, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on April 14 informed that that there more than 13,000 and hospitals are admitting people from other states. "Delhi government has increased beds to more than 13,000. We are constantly increasing number of beds. Delhi is having double the beds other states are having. Delhi hospitals are admitting people from other states also," the Minister said. "Delhi government app is not showing false data. It takes time to get it updated. People should check the app and call the hospital before going there, even phone numbers of the hospitals have been provided on the app," he added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembered Dr BR Ambedkar's contribution to India on his 130th birth anniversary, while addressing the 95th Association of Indian Universities annual meeting via on April 14. "Babasaheb Ambedkar gave a strong foundation to independent India so the nation could move forward while strengthening its democratic heritage," said PM.