The national capital recorded 2,134 fresh coronavirus cases on Saturday, taking the COVID-19 tally in the city closer to the 39,000-mark and the death toll due to the disease to 1,271, authorities said.
Delhi Coronavirus, Covid-19 Cases Update: “We have officiated that a minimum service should be provided at the time of the burial of a Christian Covid-19 death, understanding the circumstances and situation of the case," said the Orthodox Delhi Diocese Metropolitan.
According to news agency PTI the planned 10 000 bed makeshift hospital will be built at the south Delhi s lush green campus of spiritual organisation Radha Soami Satsang Beas located near the Delhi Haryana border
Even as Congress MLAs remain under 'lockup' in a private resort fearing poaching by the BJP in the Rajya Sabha elections, Deputy Chief Minister and PCC chief Sachin Pilot on Saturday left for Delhi, leaving the Congress workshop midway, triggering speculation in Congress circles.
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In a unique initiative, residents of New Saraswati CGHS housing society in Rohini have converted a recreation centre into a six-bed quarantine facility in view of the rising number of coronavirus cases in the city.
The Delhi government on Saturday declared small and medium multispeciality nursing homes having 10 to 49 beds as 'COVID nursing homes' to increase the bed capacity for coronavirus patients, according to an official order.
Delhi residents will face stricter penalties for violating lockdown rules as coronavirus cases in the national capital inch closer to 39,000 cases amid strong criticism from the Supreme Court over its handling of the situation which it called "horrendous, horrific and pathetic".
The surge in COVID-19 cases has stunned the Delhi government that was, till a few weeks ago, confident of its ability to manage the virus. At the end of May, it had even supported the idea of relaxing lockdown restrictions.