Congress leader Manish Tewari tested positive for coronavirus on Monday

Congress MP and national spokesperson Manish Tewari tested positive for coronavirus on Monday and cautioned people that had are available contact with him in previous couple of days. Taking to Twitter, he wrote, “I have tested positive for COVID-19 today afternoon. I got up with mild fever around 2 am last night. Got myself tested first thing in the morning. Two parallel tests. No other symptoms so far. All those that are in touch with me over the past few days are advised caution.”

Despite Delhi witnessing a surge in Covid-19 cases, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain Monday clarified that there are not any plans to reimpose Covid-19 lockdown within the capital .

Emphasising that third wave is past its peak, Jain said, “there are going to be no reimposition of lockdown in Delhi. I don’t think it’ll be an efficient step now, wearing of masks by everyone are going to be more beneficial.” The Jharkhand government late on Sunday announced the prohibition of spiritual congregations and ceremonies on the banks of water bodies for Chhath Puja.

According to the precautionary guidelines issued by the State Disaster Management Committee, nobody are going to be allowed to organise any event near the water bodies during November 17 to 21. The practise of bathing in water bodies by large groups could increase chances of virus transmission, the rules warned.

Earmarking of areas and putting barricades to perform the puja was also banned this year. India recorded 30,548 new cases of Covid-19 within the 24 hours ending 9 am Monday.

This is rock bottom single day spike in cases since July 14. With this, the country’s total tally currently stands at over 88.45 lakh cases. With 435 people succumbing to the virus Sunday the price stands at 1,30,070. Out of the entire cases, 4.65 lakh cases are active, while 82.49 lakh people have recovered after testing positive. Low testing is presumably the rationale behind less cases reported within the last 24 hours. Less then a million samples are tested since Friday and only 8 lakh tests were administered on Saturday.

Delhi overtakes Maharashtra as 95 fatalities are reported in 24 hours in conjunction with Maharashtra, West Bengal , Punjab, Kerala, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha structure for 79 you take care of the new deaths across the country. About a fifth (21.84%) of latest COVID-19 fatalities within the past 24 hours has been reported from Delhi (95 deaths), overtaking Maharashtra.

India has reported 30,715 fresh Covid-19 cases within the past 24 hours. The total caseload now stands at 8,845,617. The country’s death toll has mounted to 130,109. Delhi on Sunday withnessed 3,235 fresh Covid-19 cases, taking the infection tally within the capital to over 485,000, while the positivity rate climbed to fifteen .33 per cent.

Ninety-five more fatalities pushed the price to 7,614, authorities said. Home Minister Amit Shah has asked the Delhi government to feature up to 300 more ICU beds and double RT-PCR testing capacity as a part of urgent steps to regulate the rising Civid-19 cases in the national capital.