Delhi News Highlights: Delhi on Friday recorded 366 fresh Covid-19 cases and zero death, while the positivity rate rose further to 3.95 per cent, according to data shared by the city health department. With this, Delhi’s Covid tally has increased to 18,67,572. The death toll stands at 26,158, according to the bulletin. The daily cases and the positivity rate in the national capital have seen an upward trend in the last few days. Delhi had on Thursday recorded 325 Covid-19 cases and zero death, while the positivity rate stood at 2.39 per cent.
Saffron flags and posters put up by the Hindu Sena outside Jawaharlal Nehru University’s (JNU) campus were removed by the Delhi police on Friday morning. This comes in the wake of a recent clash between students that took place on Ram Navami at the Kaveri hostel of JNU. “Today morning it has come to notice that few flags and banners have been put on the road and adjoining areas near JNU. In view of the recent incidents, these were promptly removed and suitable legal action is being taken, said DCP (southwest) Manoj C. Three men have been apprehended by the Delhi Police, he added.
In view of the increasing cases of Covid-19 in the city, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Thursday said his government is keeping an eye on the Covid-19 situation in the city, and will bring in a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for schools if need arises. He said hospitalisation related to coronavirus has not increased and “there is no need to panic”. In view of the uptick in Covid cases in the national capital, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) will hold a meeting on April 20 to discuss measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the city, officials said on Thursday.