According to officials, an intensive testing campaign will be carried out in these areas so that infected persons can be quickly identified, isolated and treated.
Delhi has been flagging a vaccine shortage for the last two days, with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal writing to Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan for the Centre's help.
With the Covid vaccination drive now open for those aged 18 and above, some over 45 who had got their first shot a month ago have said they are struggling to find slots for the second dose, particularly Covishield.
While Ghaziabad administered 3,100 vaccines on day one, Noida saw 2,603 vaccinations.
The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) performed an ‘ardaas’ and handed over the facility to doctors at 11.30 am, and patients were admitted around three hours later.
"There is a possibility that some day we will face a law and order situation due to more deaths in one particular area, so as a preparation we are compiling the data,” a senior official said.
The 400-bed facility at Delhi’s Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib is set to be operational on Monday. Each bed is equipped with an oxygen concentrator and a table fan.
“Mujhe bhi treatment acha mil jata, toh main bhi bach jata,” wrote 35-year-old Rahul Vohra in a Facebook post before he passed away at a Delhi hospital on Sunday due to Covid-19. He had tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in the post.
On Saturday, police arrested the company’s CEO Gaurav Khanna and Vice-President Gaurav Suri along with three other employees. The accused have been booked under sections of cheating, Epidemic Diseases Act, and Essential Commodities Act.
Delhi first announced a weeklong lockdown on April 19, and has been extending it every Sunday as the average positivity rate in the city has remained very high.
“Delhi has a population of about 2 crore, out of which 1.5 crore people are above 18 years. Vaccinating all of them would need 3 crore doses. We have received roughly 50 lakh doses so far," Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal wrote.
Deputy CM Manish Sisodia Sunday directed the health department to conduct an enquiry into the matter.
Gurgaon currently has 37,423 active Covid cases, of which 34,888 are in home isolation. The district has so far recorded 1,56,502 cases of coronavirus, of which 1,18,492 people have recovered and 587 have succumbed to it.
The number of new cases is also the lowest since April 12. At 21.67%, the positivity rate is the lowest since April 16, when it stood at 19.7%, according to data shared by the Delhi government.
In a press conference Saturday, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said May 5 was the first time that Delhi had received more than 700 MT of oxygen — it had received 730 MT of oxygen on that day — but supply has been slipping after that once again.
Delhi zoo director Ramesh Pandey said on Friday that all government protocols are being followed at the zoo.
While chairing a high-level meeting on Friday, Kejriwal also directed officials to make sure all eligible people are vaccinated within the next three months.
Line hunting is the method of distributing phone calls from a single telephone number to a group of several phone lines.
The governing body had on April 10 accepted the inquiry report by retired Delhi High Court judge Justice S N Dhingra and decided to issue showcause notices.
The “oxygen langar” at the gurdwara was set up two weeks ago by Khalsa Help International and Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha.
The court was told Delhi had been supplied 730 MT oxygen on Wednesday.
Officials said 70% of the work is completed and it should be ready in a few more days.
Trenches dug on the sides of the road and red road blockers have replaced the iconic chain link fence and lamp posts.
Doctors in Delhi are witnessing a rise in cases of Covid-19 triggered Mucormycisis in patients again.
The maximum charge for PTA has been set at Rs 1,500 per call for up to 10 kilometres, followed by Rs 100 per extra kilometre, the order stated.