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India witnesses highest spike in COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours, recovery rate highest too



India has registered the biggest spike in the cases of coronavirus on Friday with 1,752 new cases taking the total to 23, 452 with 723 deaths, which is 37 more in last 24 hours, the Health Ministry said.

The government said that a total of 4,748 people recovered from the COVID-19 so far. The share of recovered patients is 20.57 per cent of the total active cases.

Health Ministry said that there are 80 districts now where no new cases have been reported in the last 14 days, suggesting the chain of transmission has been broken.

“Till date, there are 80 districts in the country that have reported no new cases in the last 14 days. The chain of transmission is being broken by the collective efforts of people and administration. We should see that the green zone districts maintain the status of no new cases and also, new districts get added into this category,” senior health ministry official Lav Aggarwal said during the daily press briefing.

Meanwhile, NITI Aayog said that the lockdown has been effective in containing the spread of the virus.

“Our analysis shows the lockdown has been effective in slowing the doubling rate of COVID-19 and saved lives. The lockdown decision was timely as the around 23,000 cases in India today could have been 73,000,” Dr VK Paul, Niti Aayog member, was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

Ministry said the doubling rate of coronavirus cases has improved to 10 days, from 7.5 days reported earlier this week. Earlier, the ministry had said the doubling rate had improved from 3.4 days before the lockdown to 7.5 days.

It suggested that the lockdown enforced since last month to check the spread of the highly contagious disease is a success.

The doubling rate is a parameter to show how fast the infection is spreading.

The government had imposed a nationwide lockdown on March 24 (effective from midnight of March 25) till April 14. The lockdown was further increased till May 3 after consultation with the Chief Ministers of all states.

When the lockdown was imposed, the cases were reported at 550 which increased significantly even after the lockdown.

The government claimed that the cases would have been exceeded over 8 lakh if the lockdown would not have been imposed.



4 arrested for sexual assault of spa employee




Delhi Police captured four individuals after a worker of a spa center in Delhi’s Pitampura claimed she was molested and sexually exploited by its manager and a client.

A 22-year-old woman complained of rape in a spa center at Delhi’s Pitampura on Thursday.

Authorities from Maurya Enclave police station hurried to the spot and started the examination.

“On August 4, a PCR call was gotten at PS Maurya Enclave in regards to rape with a lady at a Spa Center, Pitampura Delhi. The police promptly arrived at the spot (the ocean spa center) where a victim aged 22 years along with her husband were present external the spa center and complained in regards to rape on her by the manager of the spa center and client,” said police.

She was sent to the hospital for her clinical assessment. A counselor from DCW visited her.

“She expressed that on June 30 she joined the spa on August 4 at around 6 p.m. one client came there along with the manager Rahul and requested sexual favors. Rahul offered her a soft drink, after drinking it she felt tipsy and both raped her,” said police.

A case under Sections 354A/328/376 D of IPC was registered and both the accused persons were arrested.

Source: ANI

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Gold medalist boxer became a robber in Delhi, arrested with two companions



A burglary group has been busted in Delhi. A boxer was likewise remembered for this posse, who has additionally won gold decorations in certain contests. This posse of three individuals used to complete stealing from Baba Haridas Nagar of Delhi.

The group had looted a lady’s mobile phone in Baba Haridas Nagar on August 1. when the lady was getting back from work. The lady had let in her protest know that three unidentified individuals who had come on the motorcycle grabbed her mobile phone and took off. The police began the examination of the matter. Some CCTVs were additionally checked and individuals around were likewise addressed.

Then, at that point, on August 4, two individuals wandering in a similar region were gotten by the police. The first gave his name as Ankit (age 19 years) who hails from Jhajjar, Haryana. The other’s name is Shivam Kumar who lives in Sainik Enclave. He is additionally 19 years of age. The third is being told as a minor. The person who is there Ankit is a boxer. During interrogation, a stolen cell phone was also recovered from them.

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Unclaimed Bag, Tiffin Box in Delhi’s Rohini Spark Alarm But Nothing Suspicious Found



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An unclaimed bag was found in Rohini region in delhi on Thursday, sending the security organizations like the special cell and bomb detection team soon to reach the spot and launched an investigation, police said.

After a careful review of the area, nothing suspicious was tracked down.

As per authorities, An unclaimed bag was tracked down in the parking lot close to DC Chowk, Rohini Sector-9.

A bomb identification and removal crew and sniffer canines had looked through the area, but it turned out to be a false alarm.

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