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Delhi following strategy of 'very aggressive' COVID-19 testing, conducted highest number of tests on June 26: Kejriwal
Posted on 27th June 2020
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that the administration conducted the highest number of tests in a single day which is line with its strategy of aggressive testing and isolating sick patients.

"Delhi yesterday conducted the highest number of tests in a single day - 21,144. We have increased testing 4 times. Delhi now following the strategy of very aggressive testing and isolation," Kejriwal tweeted.

Kejriwal further said in his press conference that the number of beds for COVID-19 patients have increased significantly.

"In the last 1 week, the number of beds has increased significantly. There are 13500 beds present in Delhi now, of which 6500 are occupied," he said.

Meanwhile, ICMR has approved Antigen-based Rapid tests&supplied 50,000 such Antigen Rapid Test Kits to Delhi Govt for supporting COVID-19 containment efforts. The institution has provided the testing kits free of cost.

Moreover, it also provided diagnostic material for carrying out 4.7 lakh RT-PCR tests to the 12 functional labs in Delhi, till date.

Kejriwal in his press conference thanked the Centre for providing with the necessary testing kits.

Updating the country about the oxygen requirements for COVID-19 patients, Kejriwal stated that the administration has bought 4000 oxygen concentrators for COVID-19 patients experiencing breathing problems.

Delhi has confirmed 77,240 COVID-19 cases, including 2,492 deaths, as per the Union Health Ministry`s Saturday bulletin.

On Friday, Kejriwal said that number of COVID-19 cases in the national capital is high but the situation is under control and there is no need to worry.

Addressing a press conference here Kejriwal said, "Number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi is high but the situation is under control and there is no need to worry. We`ve increased testing by three times but positive cases have increased by around 3000 per day only. Out of the total COVID-19 patients, 45,000 people have recovered."

"There are 26,000 active cases in Delhi out of which 6,000 people are in hospitals. The rest of the patients are at their respective home and are getting treated. A total of 2,400 people have died due to the virus in the nation`s capital so far," he said.

According to the Delhi government, by July 15, the number of coronavirus patients in Delhi could be more than 2.25 lakhs. By July 31, COVID-19 cases is expected to reach 5.50 lakh.

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Noida gets 400-bed Covid-19 hospital, CM Yogi Adityanath reviews facilities
Posted on 8th August 2020
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday inaugurated a dedicated 400-bed government hospital for COVID-19 patients in Noida.

The facility is located in Sector 39 of the city and has come up in association with the Tata Trusts and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, according to officials.

Gold price today at Rs 56,050 per 10 g; silver at record Rs 76,510 a kg
Posted on 8th August 2020
Gold prices today jumped to Rs 56,050 from Rs 55,350 per 10 gram, while silver climbed to Rs 76,510 from Rs 73,500 per kg, according to Good Returns website.

Gold jewellery prices vary across India, the second-largest consumer of the metal, due to excise duty, state taxes, and making charges.

US election: China would love to have me lose to 'sleepy' Biden, says Trump
Posted on 8th August 2020
US President Donald Trump on Friday (local time) said that China would love to have an election if he lost to his sleepy Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden.

China would love for us to have an election where Donald Trump lost to sleepy Joe Biden. They would dream (that) they would own our country. If Joe Biden was president, China would rule our country, he told reporters here.

Facebook builds 600 affordable homes to address housing crisis in US
Posted on 8th August 2020
Facebook has produced and preserved approximately 600 affordable homes near its headquarters in Menlo Park, California, of which roughly 70 per cent are reserved for extremely low and very low-income residents.

The company said it is on track to creating approximately 750 affordable homes by 2022.

Amazon, Flipkart set to witness business worth $600 mn during sale events
Posted on 8th August 2020
E-commerce companies Amazon and Flipkart are expecting to witness a total business of about $600 million during their ongoing sale events. This is at least 25 per cent higher in terms of sales compared to the business these firms would have generated for such small scale events during pre-Covid times, according to the industry insiders and analysts. They are also witnessing an increase in volumes (number of orders) which is 40 per cent higher than the normal times. Walmart-owned Flipkart is running the 5-day ‘Big Saving Days’ sale till Monday, coinciding with Amazon's 48-hour Prime Day sale which ended on Friday night.

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