Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Delhi's new NCT law will come into force from today, says home ministry

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Delhi's new NCT law will come into force from today, says home ministry

The Centre appointed 27 April, 2021, as the date on which provisions of Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Act, 2021 shall come into force, said Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday.

The Act exponentially increases powers of Delhi's nominated Lieutenant Governor while emasculating the elected government and Assembly. 

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At least 62 held in Uttar Pradesh for black marketing of oxygen, drugs

Sixty-two people were arrested in the last 10-12 days across Uttar Pradesh for black marketing of oxygen cylinders and life-saving drugs, police said on Tuesday.

Additional Director General (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar on Tuesday said raids were conducted in different parts of the state on black marketeers of oxygen cylinders and life-saving drugs over the last 10-12 days.

"So far, 62 persons have been arrested, while 987 life-saving drugs and 385 oxygen cylinders were recovered from them. Rs 11.39 lakh was recovered from them," Kumar said.

Coronavirus LATEST Updates: The Act exponentially increases powers of Delhi's nominated Lieutenant Governor while emasculating the elected government and Assembly.

Delhi logged a record 381 COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, while the positivity rate stood at 32.72 percent, according to the latest bulletin issued by the city health department This is the sixth day on the trot that Delhi has recorded over 300 deaths due to coronavirus.

It had reported 380 deaths on Monday, 350 on Sunday, 357 deaths on Saturday, 348 on Friday and 306 on Thursday, according to government data.

The National Capital had recorded 20,201 cases on Monday, 22,933 on Sunday, 24,103 on Saturday, 24,331 on Friday, 26,169 on Thursday, and 24,638 on Wednesday.

The positivity rate was 35.02 percent on Monday, 30.21 on Sunday, 32.27 percent on Saturday, 32.43 on Friday, 36.24 on Thursday - the highest so far - 31.28 on Wednesday and 32.82 on Tuesday.

The city recorded over 24,149 fresh cases. The cumulative case count stands at 10,72,065, of which over 9.58 lakh have recovered. The toll due to the viral disease stands at 15,009, the bulletin said.

A total of 73,811 tests, including over 27,230 rapid-antigen tests, were conducted in the said period, it added.

The tally of active cases in the city was at 98,264.

Out of 20,653 beds in city hospitals, only 1,812 are vacant. A total of 54,578 patients are recovering in home isolation, the bulletin said.

A total of 57,020 vaccine doses were administered to people in the said period and the beneficiaries included 35,582 who took the first dose and 2,1438 who received the second dose, the bulletin said.

The number of containment zones in the city has jumped to 31,570 from 29,104 the previous day.


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