A viral video shows a man assaulting a police personnel in Delhi. The alleged assault took place on April 1 in Uttam Nagar area. The cop, identified as Sushil, was allegedly assaulted by a gym-owner. Sushil was earlier posted as a PSO to a person named Sanjay Gupta, police said. When Sushil went to meet Gupta, the cop & Gupta's relative got into an argument. Sushil was then allegedly beaten up by Gupta's younger brother & his accomplice. Delhi Police said details are being verified; matter being taken very seriously. Investigation is underway. Watch the full video for more.
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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.
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.
Amid the surge of COVID-19 cases, artists came forward to motivate people about COVID-19 vaccination. Unique Society of Artist, Panchkula came up with the idea of making paintings of the vaccination on aprons to spread awareness. Sakshi, a local said, "Vaccination is compulsory and lockdown is not a solution. Govt is vaccinating people above 45 years of age. Artists have also motivated us. They are making people aware of vaccination." Sita, an artist said, "We artists also think that we are having some responsibility towards the society and the paintings we are making on aprons are working like posters. People are getting motivated and aware of the fact that COVID vaccination is very important."
COVID-19 situation continues to deteriorate as India reported highest single day spike on April 15 with over 2,00,739 new COVID cases on April 15. Total caseload of the country stood at 1,40,74,564 and currently there are14,71,877 active cases. 93,528 patients were discharged in last 24 hours taking the recovery tally to 1,24,29,564. With 1,038 new deaths, country's toll mounted to 1,73,123.
A COVID-19 patient died in ICU ward of Shivpuri District Hospital after a ward boy allegedly removed the oxygen planted. Anguished at the demise, family of deceased created ruckus in the hospital premises and urged for a probe in the matter. A team of 3 doctors has been formed by the Superintendent of the Medical College to look into the matter and submit the report within 48 hours following which appropriate action will be taken. Family is adamant on not cremating the body until justice is served.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that last year, he and his party leaders collectively warned Prime Minister Narendra Modi about COVID-19 virus and requested him to take action to save economy, small-scale industry and migrant labourers but media mocked him. "Last year in Feb, all Congress leaders and I collectively said to PM that India is going to be affected by COVID. You start preparing to save economy, migrant labourers and small-scale industry. Press mocked me and said I am trying to scare people,' he said.
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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Speaking on the COVID situation and the vaccination process in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on April 10 said we need to remove age criteria and scale up vaccination. "If..