Congress MP and national spokesperson Manish Tewari tested positive for coronavirus on Monday and cautioned people who had come in contact with him in last few days. Taking to Twitter, he wrote, “I have tested positive for COVID-19 today afternoon. I got up with mild fever around 2 am last night. Got myself tested first thing in the morning. Two parallel tests. No other symptoms so far. All those who have been in contact with me over the past few days are advised caution.”
Despite Delhi witnessing a surge in Covid-19 cases, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain Monday clarified that there are no plans to reimpose Covid-19 lockdown in the national capital. Emphasising that “third wave is past its peak, Jain said, “there will be no reimposition of lockdown in Delhi. I don’t think it will be an effective step now, wearing of masks by everyone will be more beneficial.
”The Jharkhand government late on Sunday announced the prohibition of religious congregations and ceremonies on the banks of water bodies for Chhath Puja. According to the precautionary guidelines issued by the State Disaster Management Committee, no one will be allowed to organise any event near the water bodies during November 17 to 21. The practise of bathing in water bodies by large groups could increase chances of virus transmission, the guidelines warned. Earmarking of areas and putting barricades to perform the puja was also banned this year.
India recorded 30,548 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours ending 9 am Monday. This is the lowest single day spike in cases since July 14. With this, the country’s total tally currently stands at over 88.45 lakh cases. With 435 people succumbing to the virus Sunday the death toll stands at 1,30,070. Out of the total cases, 4.65 lakh cases are active, while 82.49 lakh people have recovered after testing positive. Low testing is most likely the reason behind less cases reported in the last 24 hours. Less then one million samples have been tested since Friday and only 8 lakh tests were carried out on Saturday.