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Delhi News: City reports 1,094 fresh Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths – Times of India

Finishing touch being given to the Ashram underpass in New Delhi
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Delhi reports 1,094 fresh Covid-19 cases, 640 recoveries, and 2 deaths in the last 24 hours. Active cases are at 3,705 while recovery rate is 4.82%

Delhi: Four people have been arrested, in connection with the murder case of local BJP leader Jitu Chaudhary who was shot dead in Mayur Vihar phase – 3, on April 20, says DCP East Priyanka Kashyap

Delhi University asks students to take prior permission for holding protests
The Delhi University has issued a notice asking students to mandatorily take prior permission from the varsity to hold protests. Earlier this month, the university had issued an advisory to students to maintain law and order on the campus and focus on preparations for their upcoming exams.
Delhi court grants bail to accused in Pearls Group’s ponzi scam case
A Delhi court has granted bail to Chander Bhushan Dhillon, one of the directors of Pearls Group, in connection with a Rs 60,000 crore ponzi scam allegedly run by the group.
People are in shock after this, they've made up their minds & will not allow this temple to be broken. BJP is unable to stop the lust for money, have started targeting temples
Jahangirpuri violence case: Rohini court sends NSA slapped accused Ansar, Sonu, Salim, Dilshad, and Ahir to 8 days of police custody. Four other accused were sent to judicial custody for 14 days. A total of 9 accused were produced in the court today. (ANI)

4 injured as speeding car hits bike, autorickshaw in Delhi
Four people, including a civil defence volunteer, were injured after a speeding car allegedly hit a motorcycle and an autorickshaw in south Delhi’s Saket area, police said on Saturday.
Woman dies after husband allegedly smashes her face onto floor in Delhi; arrested
A 32-year-old woman died after her husband allegedly punched and repeatedly smashed her face onto the floor over a trivial issue here, police said on Saturday. The victim has been identified as Gudiya Devi, a native of Jharkhand, they said. Devi and her husband Janm Jai Singh (35) were residing in Haryana’s Ambala. (PTI)
Free precautionary dose gives fresh shot to vaccination drive
A day after precautionary doses in the city were made free at Covid vaccination centres, there was a great response from eligible beneficiaries who came in large numbers to take the booster shot, as per many district officials. “The response was very good. In (the) west district, nearly 8,000 beneficiaries came today ( Friday). . . cases have gone up so residents are willing to take that extra shield,” said a senior west district official.
IGI Airport Fake Indian Currency case: Racketeer sentenced after eight years
A Nepal-based racketeer this week was sentenced to five years of rigorous imprisonment after almost eight years of his involvement in a case linked to the recovery of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) being probed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA). Abi Mohammed Ansar, a resident of Hariharpur in the Simraungarh area of Nepal’s Bara district, was awarded five years rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 2,000 by an NIA Special Court on Wednesday here in a case pertaining to the seizure of high-quality FICN seized from Indira Gandhi International Airport on April 18, 2014.
Flu-like illness sees a rise of 30% amid Covid surge
There is a spate of influenza-like illness (ILI) cases sweeping across the city. Because the symptoms are self-limiting and manageable at home in most cases, doctors say, not many people are getting tested for Covid-19. However, they warn that one should seek medical attention if any of the symptoms persist for more than three to five days. This includes fever, cough, diarrhoea, drowsiness, extreme weakness and drop in levels of oxygen saturation among others. “Delayed diagnosis can affect outcome. That’s why I advise all of my patients to keep in touch with a local physician and report if the symptoms persist,” Dr Suranjit Chatterjee, senior consultant, internal medicine at Indraprastha Apollo hospital, said. He added there was a nearly 30% increase in ILI cases over the past week.
Metro brings back Rs 200 mask penalty
With Delhi government imposing a fine on not wearing face mask in public after a recent decision of Delhi Disaster Management Authority, the fine of Rs 200 for not wearing a mask while travelling by Delhi Metro is also back. Anuj Dayal, principal executive director (corporate communications), Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said that in view of the latest guidelines issued by the authorities on Covid management, “DMRC once again advises people to strictly keep following Covid appropriate behaviour, including wearing of face masks or cover etc. for their own and everyone’s safety and wellbeing while travelling by Metro.”
No mask fine if travelling in personal car
Wearing a face mask is once again mandatory in the national capital with the Delhi government on Friday imposing a fine of Rs 500 for any violation with immediate effect. People travelling in a private four-wheeled vehicle, however, are exempt from paying a fine for not wearing face masks. The exemption will not be applicable to people travelling by taxis or app-based cabs.
Cases rising, but masks & guard down at markets
A visit to the markets by TOIon Friday showed that people are still not complying with the rule to wear masks. Many of them did carry masks with them, but were not wearing them. “Yes, yes I have a mask,” said a woman at Sarojini Market. “I just got off an autorickshaw and that’s why it’s not on right now. ” Another shopper pleaded, “I was going to eat so had pulled down my mask. I will wear it, no problem.” In most markets, loudspeakers requested the shoppers to wear masks. But the people nonchalantly walked around, the masks pulled down to the chin or in their pockets or around their wrists. Perhaps they were emboldened by the fact that the loudspeakers weren’t reminding them they would have to pay Rs 500 for ignoring the mandatory wearing of masks.
“One in 10 patients coming to the hospital with flu-like symptoms are testing positive for Covid-19. However, the good thing is most of them don’t require hospitalisation,” Dr Vikas Maurya, director and head of the department of pulmonology at Fortis Shalimar Bagh said.

There are 58 Covid-19 patients admitted to hospitals in Delhi at present, while 2,173 are recuperating in home isolation. Of the 9,705 beds available for Covid patients in various hospitals, just 94 (0.97 per cent) are occupied.

However, the hospitalisation rate has so far been low, accounting for less than 3% of the total active cases, according to the data.

With the national capital seeing a spurt in Covid-19 cases in the past few days, the number of active cases has increased to 3,253 from 601 on April 11.

A total of 22,442 tests were conducted in the city a day ago, the data showed. The cumulative caseload in the national capital stands at 18,72,699 while the death toll is 26,164. Delhi had reported one death and 965 Covid cases with a positivity rate of 4.71% on Thursday. It had logged one death and 1,009 Covid cases on Wednesday with a positivity rate of 5.7%.

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