Update at 9.30am: Record single-day spike of 9,304 Covid-19 cases takes India’s tally to 2,16,919; toll reaches 6,075 with 260 deaths: Health ministry (PTI)
Update at 8.25am: Traffic congestion at DND flyway on Delhi-UP border.
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* RML Covid reports wrong & delayed, says AAP, cites retesting by Delhi govt
Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday alleged retesting of samples by the Delhi government had revealed Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, run by the Centre, was giving out erroneous Covid-19 test reports. AAP spokesperson Raghav Chadha slammed the hospital for delaying results. The hospital denied the charges.
* Ganga Ram, Moolchand to be made Covid hosps
The Delhi government on Wednesday declared three private hospitals functioning on concessional land as Covid hospitals. These are Moolchand Hospital, which has 140 beds, Saroj Super Specialty Hospital with 154 beds and Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, which has 508 beds.
* Home quarantine now 7 days for all arriving in Delhi
The 14-day mandatory home quarantine for all asymptomatic passengers arriving in Delhi was on Wednesday reduced to seven days by the state government. The order was issued according to the guidelines of the ministry of health and family welfare.
* Nizamuddin Basti wants to break free after two months
Residents of Nizamuddin Basti — once in the eye of controversy following the Tablighi Jamaat convention in the area and sealed after that — are now demanding that the neighbourhood be opened up because there has been no new Covid-19 for a long time now. This demand has been endorsed by the local municipal councillor and the head of the Nizamuddin shrine. According to guidelines, an area can be de-contained if there are no new corona cases after 28 days.
* Highest single-day jump at 1,513 cases
Delhi recorded its highest single-day jump in Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, with 1,513 more persons testing positive for the virus. The previous highest singleday spike of 1,298 cases was recorded on Tuesday.