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Delhi govt forms 5-point strategy to combat Coronavirus, to mass test on lines of South Korea



In a briefing to the media over the Coronavirus pandemic, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday informed the formation of a 5-point strategy to control the spread of COVID-19 infection in Delhi in the time to come. The strategy has been termed as a ‘5 Ts plan’.

The five T’s are testing, tracing, treatment, teamwork, tracking.

Talking about his five-point strategy, Kejriwal said the first ‘T’ is ‘testing’. The chief minister said Delhi will conduct tests on the lines of South Korea, which has been successful in containing the spread of the disease.

“If you don’t test, you won’t be able to find out which houses have been affected. It will go on spreading. South Korea identified every single individual through large scale testings. We are now going to do large scale testings like South Korea,” the Delhi CM announced.

This comes as the Delhi government is set to receive 1 lakh testing kits. The government is preparing to do 1000 tests every day.

“We have ordered kits for testing of 50,000 people. The kits have started arriving. We have also placed orders for the rapid test of 1,00,000 people. The deliveries of kits will begin by Friday. Random tests will be done at hotspots. Detailed tests will also be done,” he elaborated.

On the second step, which is ‘tracing’, the chief minister said it is being carried out efficiently with the help of the police.

“We have given them the phone numbers of 27,702 people to find out if the people, under self-quarantine, are indeed staying at their homes,” Kejriwal said.

He added that the government will today give 2000 more phone contacts of people who were brought out of Nizamuddin Markaz to find out if they roamed in the area around the facility. The areas they went out will be sealed and monitored.

“We will self-quarantine, monitor and seal areas based on tracing,” he said.

The third ‘T’ refers to ‘treatment’. The chief minister said the government has converted a few hospitals only for treatment of COVID-19 patients.

Patients with heart and liver ailments, cancer, diabetes and those above 50 years of age will be kept in hospitals. Patients below 50 years and with minor symptoms will be kept in hotels and dharamshalas with all medical facilities. Arrangement of 8000 beds will be made for serious patients.

Kejriwal said that if there are 30,000 cases in Delhi, then the government will need 400 ventilators and 1200 beds equipped with oxygen, for which arrangements are being made.

He added that hospitals have been identified in such a case and 12,000 rooms in hotels will also be taken over in phases if the need arises.

The fourth ‘T’ in the 5-point plan is ‘teamwork’, said Arvind Kejriwal during the briefing. He noted that everyone in the country, from Centre to state government and Opposition parties are working ‘like a team.’

He said, “I am glad that everyone is working like a team — Centre, Delhi government and all other state governments. Doctors and nurses are the most important part of this team. We have to keep them safe at any cost. People in the country must stay at home.”

He also added that the Delhi government has already calculated as to how many PPE kits, ventilators and other medical equipment will be required at which stage.

And the final point in the strategy is ‘tracking’, which the chief minister said he himself is doing.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the government needs to stay three steps ahead of the Coronavirus to beat it.

India on Tuesday recorded a jump of 354 Coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally to 4,221 including 114 deaths.

Delhi is the third worst-hit state with 523 infections and 7 fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry.



Shraddha Murder Case: Police found spinal cord, 10 body parts recovered so far from the forest



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The bones of Shraddha found by the Delhi Police in the forest of Mehrauli belong to the back part of the body. About 10 such body parts have been found so far, including the reed bone. Apart from this, some bones have also been recovered from the drain.

Delhi Police has received 10 parts of the body including the lower part of the spinal cord. The police have also found blood stains in the kitchen of the flat, whose samples have been sent for examination to find out whose the blood stains are.

Aftab had cleaned the fridge with chemicals so that when caught, he could spoil the forensic investigation. Delhi Police will soon call Shraddha’s father for a DNA sample. After which blood sample and bone sample will be sent to FLS, after which FSL will do a DNA test.

After the investigation so far, the police suspect that Shraddha’s body was dismembered in the bathroom after the murder. Along with this, the accused used to leave the water running from the shower so that the dead body could be easily cut and blood flowed. The FSL team along with Aftab was present during the investigation at his flat.

Source: Aajtak

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Fog will be seen in Delhi’s sky from tomorrow, cold will increase with drop in temperature!



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After the passing of half of November, there is a rapid change in the weather. The country’s capital Delhi is feeling cold in the morning and evening, while the temperature is rising in the afternoon. However, a change in the weather can be seen in the coming days. According to IMD, the cold may increase in Delhi from tomorrow i.e. 17 November with a drop in temperature.

Delhi’s temperature condition

According to weather experts, in the next few days, icy winds will blow in the northwest direction, due to which Delhi’s temperature will drop and the cold will increase. Talking about the temperature, on November 17, the minimum temperature can be 12 degrees Celsius and the maximum temperature can be 27 degree Celsius. Two days ago i.e. on November 15, the minimum temperature was recorded at 15 degrees and the maximum temperature was 30 degrees. At the same time, there is a possibility of further decline in it for the next two days. On November 18, the minimum temperature can reach 11 °C and the maximum temperature can reach 26 °C.


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In Delhi, 37 lakh people apply for power subsidy



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After the 15-day-expansion by the Delhi government to select for the power subsidy scheme finished Tuesday, just three lakh individuals applied during the augmentation time frame. From September 14 till Tuesday night, 37,13,179 individuals applied to keep on benefiting from the subsidy scheme.

In spite of the fact that authorities are guaranteeing that a decent level of individuals has applied, the information shows a distinction of around 10 lakh customers when contrasted with a year ago. As per the information, around 46.8 lakh individuals profited from the advantage under the plan in 2021-22.

“This was the normal number of individuals who get the advantage, and the people who go under the 200 unit class probably applied. Likewise, the number varies as a few purchasers get the financed bill during winters and the number descends in summer as individuals use ACs, coolers, and fans,” said a senior authority from the power office.

He added that individuals who got sponsored bills under 400 units during winter should not have applied. “In any case, they can, in any case, apply before their next charging cycle and profit from the subsidy scheme,” said the official.

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