Delhi's iconic Jama Masjid was deserted on Eid-Ul-Fitr, the festival of breaking the fast after the holy month of Ramzan. In the pre-corona times, at least 15,000-18,000 people gathered to offer the namaz at Jama Masjid, one of the country’s largest mosques.
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Amid crippling COVID-19 situation in national capital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on May 09 announced that metro rail services will remain suspended till 5 am on May 17. Delhi entered into an extended period of lockdown with strict restrictions to further curb the COVID surge. Positivity rate of Delhi dipped to 23% from 35% amid lockdown restrictions.
Hitting out at the Arvind Kejriwal government amid COVID crisis, Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta said when BJP and RSS are helping people during oxygen shortage, Delhi government and MLAs are involved in black-marketing. "At a time when people of Delhi are gasping for oxygen, BJP, RSS and other organisations are helping people, Delhi Governments ministers and MLAs are involved in black-marketing and hoarding of medicines and oxygen. Delhi Govt and AAP are responsible for this crisis," said Delhi's BJP president.
Noida police arrested 7 people for black marketing of Remdesivir injection, which is an antiviral drug that is being used for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. Amid the COVID crisis, its high demand has led to medicine's black marketing. 9 vials with wrapper of Remdesivir has been recovered, ideally the medicine within the injection is used for treating pneumonia. In past few days, several people have been arrested in parts of country for Remdesivir injection's black marketing.
India is under tight grip of 2nd wave of coronavirus. Amid the devastation, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) initiated a stress buster session for COVID-19 patients at Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre..