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Amid prevalent chaos and uncertainty over access to the essential services and commodities during the lockdown, we bring you the latest updates from your city.
* PTI update at 12.03pm: The Dean of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Medical Sciences at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital has tested positive for coronavirus infection.
Dr Rajeev Sood, who is looking after the management of Covid-19 manpower at the hospital, tested positive for the infection on Saturday.
* Clearing the air on the rules governing entry of domestic and service staff, the Ghaziabad administration on Saturday said RWAs cannot ban the entry of service providers but only act as facilitators.
* Update at 10.09am | Record 6,767 new Covid-19 cases in India in last 24 hours, tally rises to 1,31,868; death toll climbs to 3,867: Union health ministry
* With five patients in Mewat Medical College’s isolation ward testing negative and being released on Saturday, Nuh now has no active cases. It is the first district in Delhi’s neighbourhood without any Covid patients in hospitals currently.
* About 80% of beds earmarked for Covid-19 patients in eight city private hospitals are already taken, with 507 of a total of 631 occupied. Top hospitals like Apollo (Sarita Vihar), Max Smart (Saket), Fortis (Shalimar Bagh) and Sir Ganga Ram City and Sir Ganga Ram Kolmet in Pusa Road are almost full.
* Delhi government has hired 200 private cabs to ferry non-critical patients and non-Covid patients to and from hospitals in the wake of high demand for ambulances due to the coronavirus outbreak. The decision has been taken to ensure that while the government has dedicated its resources in fighting Covid-19, people suffering from other illnesses do not suffer.
* The number of novel coronavirus containment zones in the capital rose to 92 with six new localities being sealed on Saturday.
* With domestic air travel making a comeback from Monday, the flight bookings are in full swing. Officials say they are expecting at least 60% of each flight to be occupied. The airlines will ensure that the safety norms are followed at all hours. Four shops at the airport will sell PPE kits and other necessary safety gears for passengers.