Delhi News Today Highlights: Amid a dip in Covid-19 cases in the national capital, schools in Delhi will reopen in a phased manner beginning September 1 for classes 9 to 12. Colleges, universities and coaching institutions will also reopen from September 1, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia informed. Educational institutes in the city had closed on April 9 as the second wave of Covid-19 led to a surge in cases, eventually prompting the authorities to impose a stringent lockdown.
Delhi on Thursday recorded 45 fresh Covid cases and again reported zero fatalities— the sixteenth time since the second wave hit the capital. On Wednesday, the city saw 35 cases and 1 death. According to the data provided by the government, the positivity rate stood at 0.06 percent. CM Arvind Kejriwal, despite the continuous drop in cases, has waved a red flag on the anticipated third wave, adding that the government is on “war-footing” to fight it.
In another development, after six people died of a viral fever in Mathura, the Noida administration sent an alert on the possible spread of the viral fever. The health department has asked ASHA workers and other health workers to inform higher medical authorities of any such cases for timely treatment.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, Delhi vaccinated over 98,000 people. The fresh stock that came in on Thursday will last for another three days. The total tally of vaccinated people in the capital stands at 1,46,20,342, which has 55,07,580 people with both shots.
On Thursday morning, Delhi was left with a stock of 6,53,940 vaccines, of which 5,29,140 were Covishield and 1,24,800 were Covaxin, according to the government data.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the city is expected to witness light rainfall from Sunday onwards. The skies will be partly cloudy today and tomorrow, with the maximum temperature likely to touch 36 degrees Celsius.