* ANI update at 8.00am:
Police check vehicles at Delhi-Gurugram border as people commute through the route (ANI)#COVID19… https://t.co/LLiz4s1MNq
— TOI Delhi (@TOIDelhi) 1591496066000
*Delhi recorded 1,320 fresh cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, taking the tally in the city to 27,654. Of the total cases, 16,229 (59%) are active while 761 (3%) patients have died. The rest, 10,664 (39%), have recovered from the disease.
*Issuing a stern warning to private hospitals for reportedly turning away Covid-19 positive patients, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said hospitals could not use their political godfathers to avoid patients and go scot-free. In what comes as a big relief for many, the CM has said that no hospital could deny treatment to a suspected coronavirus patient on the grounds that they have not undergone Covid tests.
*Heads of government schools have been writing to the education department and district magistrates asking them for testing their teaching staff, requesting closure of the meal distribution centres and complaining about the lack of sanitisation in government schools.
*The representatives of Delhi University, human resource development ministry, Central Board of Secondary Education, University Grants Commission have been called for a meeting on Monday by the department of empowerment of persons with disabilities over concerns on DU’s online open book examination (OBE).
*‘It is great to see the wheels turning again and doing what we, in hospitality, do best,’ read a post by restaurateur A D Singh as he announced home delivery and takeaway from his brands Olive Qutub, The Grammar Room and Guppy with “ever-clean kitchens and extra precautions”. Chef Jatin Mallick has been receiving calls from patrons of his restaurant, Tres, asking when they are reopening for celebrating birthdays, anniversaries and other important occasions.
*Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital will run the screening centre for Covid-19 patients for a reduced duration from Sunday to not “keep test results pending”, a hospital official said, days after Delhi government alleged that the Centre-run facility was giving out “erroneous” test results and delaying reports.