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Delhi on alert after 400 Parliament staff test Covid-19 positive

The national capital recorded 20,181 fresh Covid-19 cases on Saturday, along with 11,869 recoveries, and 7 deaths. The positivity rate of the city has climbed to 19.6%. Active cases in the national capital stood at 48,178, and the city recorded 16% more Covid cases than yesterday.

Anand Prakash Pandey Reported by: Anand Prakash Pandey New Delhi Updated on: January 08, 2022 23:22 IST
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Parliamentarians in Lok Sabha attend the session amid coronavirus pandemic in New Delhi

Highlights

  • At least 400 staff and security personnel working at the Parliament had tested positive for Covid.
  • The test results were revealed during random testing between January 6 and January 7.
  • The national capital recorded 20,181 fresh Covid-19 cases on Saturday.

At least 400 staff and security personnell working at the Parliament had tested positive for Covid-19 between Thursday and Friday (January 6 and 7) during random testing, said authorities on Saturday. 

The national capital recorded 20,181 fresh Covid-19 cases on Saturday, along with 11,869 recoveries, and 7 deaths. The positivity rate of the city has climbed to 19.6%. Active cases in the national capital stood at 48,178, and the city recorded 16% more Covid cases than yesterday.

To curb the spread of Covid-19 in the city, a weekend curfew was imposed city wide. Also, shops will open on an odd-even basis, CM Arvind Kejriwal announced on Friday.

"The hospital admissions are lower this time and the severity of infection is lower as well. Delhi will see around 20,000 cases with a positivity rate of 19 per cent today," he had told reporters.

Maintaining that the city government is well prepared, he said infrastructure has been augmented keeping in mind the high number of Covid cases.

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