Urgent measure: House-to-house Covid survey begins in Delhi

Coronavirus in Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal increases fine for not wearing mask to Rs 2,000

Mr Kejriwal said that despite the rapid spread of Coronavirus in Delhi, "Our doctors, nurses, and medical staff have done commendable work".

Meanwhile, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain announced that government rates would apply to the normal, non-ICU beds reserved in private hospitals by the Delhi government for COVID-19 patients.

"It is legally not feasible to change the amount of a fine in the absence of a proper government order or notification", said a district official.

In another tweet, Mr Kejriwal said, 'Our Aam Aadmi Party MLAs, MPs, councilors and volunteers, all of you also go to public places and distribute free masks to those who are not wearing masks. The number of testing centres were increased to ramp up the testing facility in every district.

Three says after a high-level meeting on November 15 between Shah and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal among other officials in the wake of increasing Covid-19 cases in the national capital, the MHA said the the house-to-house survey was in an advanced stage and was expected to begin by this weekend and completed by November 25. The survey will cover over 57 lakh people in containment zones, dense areas and identified clusters of virus transmission, officials said.

The Delhi government cited the Supreme Court's July 2019 ruling in a criminal case pertaining to drunken driving had held that a auto or any other private passenger vehicle "shall be deemed to be a public place in view of the fact that when a private vehicle is passing through a public road, it can not be accepted that the public have no access to it". If they ask for our suggestion then I think there should be no categories based on VIPs. Our corona warriors should be the first to get the vaccine.

On Wednesday, the infection tally in Delhi rose to over 5 lakh with 7,486 fresh cases being reported, while 131 new fatalities - the highest single-day death count till date - took the toll to 7,943.

Covid-19 cases in Delhi started to rise after October 20. COVID-19 claimed more than 8,000 lives in the national capital.

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