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COVID-19: Delhi Sees 17-Fold Rise In Number Of Containment Zones Since January 1

Jan 13, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

"Every district magistrate (DM) has to assess the situation in the area. At times, even if there is a single case in a household, the DMs declare it a containment zone if there is a high rate of infection in that area," said a senior government official.

New COVID-19 Cases Drop In Mumbai For 4th Day At 11,647; 2 More Die

Jan 12, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

According to a BMC bulletin, with new additions, the COVID-19 tally jumped to 9,39,867, while the death toll climbed to 16,413. This was the fourth day in a row when the city has witnessed a dip in daily COVID-19 infections.

Pregnant Women, Divyang Employees Exempted From Attending Office: Union Minister Jitendra Singh

In view of the rapid spread of the coronavirus, Singh said that an order has been issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) with the advice that official meetings will be conducted, as far as possible, through video conferencing.

Delhi Records Over 17K New Cases, 9 Deaths; Positivity Rate Jumps To 17.73 pc

Jan 08, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The city government has significantly ramped up coronavirus testing capacity and more than 97,700 tests were conducted a day ago, the latest health bulletin showed.

Delhi Records 125 fresh COVID-19 Cases, Zero Death In A Day; Positivity Rate 0.20 Pc

Amid the Omicron scare, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had on Monday said all samples that test positive for COVID-19 will now be sent for genome sequencing.

11 December, 2021

Covid-19 Positivity Rate Rise: Centre Urges States To Strengthen Guard


Covid-19 positivity rate has increased in three states in India, with Centre asking states and union territories to maintain strict watch on the situation. .

05 November, 2021

Covid-19: 8 Spots Declared Micro Containment Zones In Srinagar As Cases Surge In J&K

Outlook Correspondent

Srinagar district administration is also mulling localised lock-down in some specific areas of the city if the number of positive cases do not decline.

27 October, 2021

Covid-19: Post-Durga Puja Surge In Cases Leaves West Bengal Authorities Alarmed

Outlook Web Desk

The authorities are likely to increase Covid-19 restrictions across West Bengal once again in a bid to stop the current surge in infections.

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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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