The zoo requires 259 kg of buffalo meat daily to feed 8-12 kg each to 20 tigers, lions, leopards and jaguars, besides over a dozen wolves, jackals, and hyenas in its custody.
DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal said, “The women at GB Road live in small dingy cells lacking basic hygiene... The coronavirus epidemic has taken a terrible shape... We have issued a notice to police on what steps they are taking so the women and children don’t face difficulties.”
The shuffle comes in the wake of a visit by CM Yogi Adityanath to the district after Noida registered the highest number of coronavirus cases in the district.
The six men had earlier attended a congregation at the Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi last month.
Arvind Kejriwal said the decision to extend relief measures to drivers of public service vehicles was taken after many of them reached out to him, requesting the government’s intervention as their sources of income have dried up ever since the lockdown was implemented.
A resident of Hauz Rani, the 28-year-old AIIMS doctor has no history of foreign travel and had visited the hospital twice or thrice before testing positive for the disease. He is the eighth doctor in Delhi to test positive for COVID-19.
The transit pass for movement of vehicles would be issued by the state government and would be for a fixed route with a specified validity period.
Police sources also told The Indian Express that personnel from the Southeast district lines and staff from the local police station have been stationed outside the Markaz for the last five years, but none of them red flagged the huge gathering in March.
Apart from this, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) deployed a drone to spray a disinfectant over the locality including the Markaz, and a team of four public health field workers with power sprayers also sanitised the Markaz.
Officials suspect the new cases are linked to the Noida fire safety firm which was sealed Tuesday. Till Wednesday evening, Noida had the maximum number of cases in the district at 48.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the sub-divisional magistrate has visited the area and is preparing a report. “Prima facie, it seems like people inside the gurdwara were migrant workers who sought food and shelter.
The grimmest question that faces them is the availability of the next meal, which is often assured courtesy a government centre, good Samaritans, charity groups or NGOs.
And with the lockdown shutting down such construction sites, workers are not only staring at uncertainty over income, they also run the risk of losing the roof over their heads.
Records available with The Indian Express show that between 2015 and 2020, the number of registered workers came down from over 3 lakh to less than 40,000.
The Centre had Sunday suspended two senior bureaucrats of the Delhi government and initiated disciplinary proceedings against two others for alleged dereliction of duty during the lockdown.
Last week, the central government issued guidelines and listed “essential” items that were to be exempted from the lockdown. Items like sanitary pads, tissue paper, diapers and soap weren’t on the list.
In North MCD-ruled Hindu Rao hospital, many healthcare workers offered to resign citing lack of PPEs as a reason. According to senior doctors, the hospital received 10-12 resignations over the last few days.
The Delhi Police Crime Branch Wednesday also issued notices to agencies which had “informed the (mosque’s) management about enforcement of Section 144 in the city” at the time of the gathering.
The decision was taken in a meeting also attended by Lt Governor Anil Baijal, Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar Dev and Delhi Police Commissioner S N Shrivastava.
The loss in potential revenue could be as high as Rs 18,000 crore for the state's Goods and Services Tax, which is the state's highest revenue grosser.
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