Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia on Wednesday welcomed the Centre's decision to cancel Class 10 CBSE board exams and appealed that the same decision should be taken for Class 12 students as well. "I am happy that Class 10 exams are being cancelled and dates are being rescheduled for class 12 exams. I know that Class 12 students will be anxious over the rescheduling," said Sisodia. "Similar to what was done for Class 10 students, I appeal to the government to promote Class 12 students on the basis of internal assessment and pre-board exams. It is very important to stay at homes during these troubled times," he added. Watch the full video for more details.
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Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on April 14 urged Union Government to promote Class 12 students on the basis of internal assessment just the way 10th class students have been given permission according to new circular by Education Ministry of India. "I am happy that Class 10 exams are being cancelled and dates are being rescheduled for class 12 exams. Like Class 10 students, I appeal to the govt to promote Class 12 students on the basis of internal assessment," said Delhi's Deputy CM. "Board Exams for Class 10th cancelled and 12th postponed. Results of Class 10th will be prepared on the basis of an objective criterion to be developed by the Board. Class 12th exams will be held later, the situation will be reviewed on 1st June by the Board," according to Education Ministry in view of rising COVID cases.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia along with his wife Seema Sisodia took first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine at Maulana Azad Medical College. "I am very thankful to the doctors and scientists who made the vaccines for whole country. People above 45 years age and 60 with comorbidities should take the COVID-19 shot. The government should allow more supply of vaccines, removing all restrictions so that its chain should be broken and whole Delhi would get vaccinated at a time," said Sisodia.
The national capital reported over 24,000 fresh COVID infections in last 24 hours, informed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on April 17. "Around 24,000 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Delhi in the last 24 hours, data will come shortly. There is shortage of oxygen and Remdesivir in Delhi," said CM Kejriwal.
Delhi facing shortage of oxygen and ICU beds, informed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on April 17. "Delhi has a limited number of ICU beds. Oxygen and ICU beds are decreasing very sharply. We are taking several steps to scale up beds capacity," said CM Kejriwal.
Delhi Special Commissioner of Police Sanjay Singh urged people to stay at home and step out of home only if necessary. He also requested people to follow COVID-19 SOPs and to maintain basic hygiene for the safety of their family members. The Delhi Special Commissioner of Police added that Delhi government has taken the step of weekend curfew to break the chain of COVID-19.
Amid rising Covid-19 cases, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain urged people to stay home and leave homes only if necessary. Speaking to the media, Jain said, "Currently we have 13,000 beds and there is no shortage of ventilators. Patients from Delhi and other states are being admitted." "The numbers of hospital beds (for availability) is being revised twice a day on the Delhi Corona App," he said adding that people should visit hospitals only after going through the app. The Health Minister also said that there is no slowdown in Covid-19 cases. India reported highest daily spike with 1,84,372 new cases, as per data on Wednesday. Watch the full video for more.
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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.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain appealed to people to step out of their homes only if necessary. Jain also requested the Centre to scale up Covid beds in Delhi’s hospitals. “Delhi and the whole country are witnessing new Covid-19 levels. I would appeal to the citizens to step out of their house only if necessary and wear a mask when stepping out," he said. “We added 5,000 more beds last week and will add more. At present, there are 5,525 beds in Delhi. 190 beds are occupied which amounts to 2 per cent of the total beds. We have requested the Centre to provide more beds,” said Jain. Delhi reported 10,774 new cases and 48 deaths in the last 24 hours. Watch the full video for more.
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In wake of the rising COVID cases in the national capital, Delhi government is planning to increase the quantity of beds for COVID patients. Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain informed that only 2% beds are occupied. Satyendar Jain said, "We added 5,000 more beds last week and will add more. At present, there are 5,525 beds in Delhi. 190 beds are occupied which amounts to 2%. We have also requested central govt to increase beds to their current tally of 1,090." Delhi reported 10,774 new cases and 48 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total caseload of the national capital stood at 7,25,197.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has said that it is left with a stock of Covid vaccine for only 4 to 5 days. ‘The vaccination drive is going well in Delhi. We received some vaccines yesterday. We have stock for four to five days. We have demanded more and we will get it,’ Jain said. He also slammed the Centre over its allegation of less vaccination of health workers in some states. Jain said that this is not a matter of politics and urged all stakeholders to work together to tide over the crisis. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has also written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to open up vaccination for all adults. Watch the full video for all the details.
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The Central Government has given permission to Haffkine Institute to produce Bharat Biotech's Covaxin. CM Uddhav Thackeray thanked PM Modi through a tweet by CM office, Maharashtra on April 15, "The Dept of Science and Technology, Government of India, has granted approval to Haffkine Institute to produce Bharat Biotech's Covaxin vaccine on a transfer of technology basis. CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray has thanked the Hon'ble PM Shri@narendramodi for approving this request."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took his second shot of COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS, Delhi on April 08. He received the first dose of Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN on March 01. "I have given the second dose of COVAXIN to our Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. He spoke to us. It was a memorable moment for me as I got to meet him and vaccinate him," said Nisha Sharma, Nurse. "I am the vaccinator who gave the first dose of COVAXIN to PM Narendra Modi. Today, I got another opportunity to meet him and vaccinate him for the second time. I was elated again. He spoke to us, we even clicked pictures with him," said P Niveda, Nurse. The two nurses who administered COVID-19 vaccine to PM Narendra Modi at AIIMS, Delhi are-P Niveda from Puducherry and Nisha Sharma from Punjab.
Weekend restrictions in the national capital have come into effect from 10 pm of April 16. The new measures were implemented in view of the unprecedented rise in the number of coronavirus cases. During..