Delhi court grants bail to Mohammed Zubair

Delhi has been reporting less than 2,000 Covid-19 cases for two days. (Express File Photo)

In other news, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday added several political leaders and activists including Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi and Union Minister Anurag Thakur as respondents in petitions seeking the registration of an FIR against them for allegedly delivering hate speech ahead of the 2020 North East Delhi riots.

Delhi has seen less than 2,000 active cases of Covid-19 or those currently infected for two consecutive days, according to the government’s daily health bulletin. There were 1,960 active cases recorded on Tuesday, of which 103 were hospitalized.

The low number of active cases and the daily incidence also coincide with the decrease in the number of tests carried out. There were 400 new cases of Covid-19 recorded with 13,700 tests on Tuesday and 280 new infections with 6,645 tests, the data showed. Fewer tests are being carried out during the current surge, with most people relying on home Covid-19 kits to test themselves.

There have been 1,800 recorded cases of Covid-19 and just over 24,000 tests carried out at the peak. By comparison, Delhi saw more than 28,000 new cases recorded in one day during the wave driven by the Delta variant in April-May last year and the wave driven by the Omicron variant in January this year. There have been cases where more than a million tests were carried out in the capital in one day.

The Graduated Response Action Plan (GRAP), which sets in with emergency measures when air quality deteriorates in Delhi, is likely to be revised. A policy prepared by the Air Quality Management Board (AQMC) to reduce air pollution in the National Capital Region (NCR) recommended revisions to the GRAP.

The policy, which was made public on Wednesday, was formulated by a nine-member expert panel set up by the CAQM earlier this year. The group reviewed 115 submissions received from the public on air pollution control before formulating a policy that recommends action across different sectors within a specific timeframe to control pollution and meet national air quality standards. ambient. According to a communication from CAQM, the policy has been shared with Union Government Ministries and NCR State Governments for action.

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