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.
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.
India will join the select league of nations using petrol and diesel containing just 10 parts per million of sulphur as it looks to cut vehicular emissions that are said to be one of the reasons for the choking pollution in major cities.
A senior resident doctor working in the department of preventive oncology in Delhi State Cancer Insitute (DSCI) has also been tested positive.
The Delhi health department has put up a board outside the Babarpur mohalla clinic requesting people who visited during the period to go into home quarantine.
“Places where they are staying are for common use. No social distancing would be possible there, causing grave danger to public health,” said DCP (special branch) Suman Nalwa in her letter to the health secretary.
According to officials, a British national had visited the firm for an audit between March 15 and 19 — a fact the firm hid from authorities. The British national is alleged to be the source of the infection.
The campsite, which The Indian Express visited Monday, was filled with rows and rows of medical waste — surgical masks, gloves and empty tablet packets, among other items — packed into sky blue bags.
A Delhi government official said they are “not aware of any such message”, and maintained that “there was no decision by the Delhi government at any level” to escort people to the border.
Kuldeep Srivastava, head of IMD’s regional forecasting centre in Delhi, said the total rainfall recorded in the city in March was 109.6mm — an all-time high for the month since counting began in 1901.
The shelter has been readied for migrant workers in Delhi who have found themselves without a place to stay because of the lockdown.
The district has a population of over 15 lakh, and 448 samples have been sent for testing so far, according to data released by the Gurgaon health department Tuesday. Of these, 384 people have tested negative and results of 54 samples are awaited.
Representatives of the Markaz, meanwhile, said they had been in touch with officials in the area regarding the situation since the past week.