Delhi News highlights: Delhi recorded 1,534 new Covid cases and three more deaths on Saturday, while the positivity rate stood at 7.71 per cent, according to data shared by the city health department. On Friday, the national capital had logged 1,797 coronavirus cases, the highest in nearly four months, along with one fatality while the positivity rate had stood at 8.18 per cent. The fresh cases came out of 19,889 Covid tests conducted the previous day. This is the fourth consecutive day that Delhi has recorded over 1,300 cases in a day. The capital has logged more than 1,000 daily cases for the fifth day on the trot.
It was yet another pleasant day in the national capital on Saturday as the maximum temperature settled seven notches below normal at 32.7 degrees Celsius, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The city is likely to witness cloudy sky and light to moderate rain till June 21, the IMD said. The maximum and minimum temperature on Sunday are expected to hover around 32 and 24 degrees Celsius, the Met office said. Saturday’s minimum temperature settled at 24.4 degrees Celsius, four notches below the normal.
The Delhi Police has apprehended a 17-year-old, who claims he is a fan of slain singer Sidhu Moosewala, for allegedly issuing threats to gangster Lawrence Bishnoi and a leading Punjabi singer on social media. Police said that after Moosewala was murdered in Punjab on May 29, several social media accounts, including new ones, have been issuing threats to VIPs and members of the public which is dangerous. During questioning, police said the boy told them he wanted to be famous on social media and wanted more people to like and follow his accounts. “… He is a big fan of Moosewala and after his murder, he became anguished,” said the DCP.