Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia Tests COVID-19 Positive   

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A medic collects samples for COVID-19 testing in New Delhi. Image used for representational purposes. 

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday, 14 September, tested positive for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, India on Monday, reported 92,071 new cases of coronavirus, taking the tally in the country to 48,46,427, including 9,86,598 active cases. The death toll increased by 1,136 to 79,722, data from the Union Health Ministry said.

Three MLAs of Delhi Assembly Girish Soni, Pramila Tokas and Vishesh Rav and 17 MPs, including Meenakshi Lekhi, Anant Kumar Hegde and Parvesh Sahib Singh, also tested positive for the virus.

Clinical trials in Britain have resumed for the Astrazeneca and Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine after the Medicines Health Regulatory Authority (MHRA) certified that it was safe to do so, reported Reuters.

  • The Delhi government has permitted gyms and yoga centres to reopen from today
  • Union Home Minister Amit Shah was admitted to Delhi’s AIIMS on Saturday night, just two weeks after he was discharged from the hospital
  • With the Delhi Metro resuming services on its Airport Express Line on Saturday, all its lines are now operational
1:43 AM, 14 Sep

Case Filed Against BJP Leader Buddha Srikanth For Defying COVID Rules

Police have filed a case against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Budda Srikanth Reddy for forcibly entering sanctum sanctorum of Mahanadi Temple in Kurnool, where the entry has been restricted due to COVID-19 pandemic.

2:12 AM, 14 Sep

Gyms, Yoga Institutes to Reopen From Today in Delhi

Gymnasiums and yoga institutes will reopen from today in Delhi, the state government announced today, even as coronavirus cases in the national capital are on a steep rise.

"Gyms and yoga institutes have been allowed to open with immediate effect," the order by the Delhi government read.

2:57 AM, 14 Sep

Americans Could Get Vaccine Before Year-end: Pfizer CEO

American pharmaceutical company Pfizer has said it was working towards the possibility of having to make its coronavirus vaccine available in the American market before the current year was out, The Indian Express reported, quoting an interview to CBS.

Pfizer’s candidate, being developed in partnership with German company BioNTech, is one of the frontrunners in the race to produce a coronavirus vaccine, and is currently undergoing phase-3 trials in the United States.

4:28 AM, 14 Sep

Kolkata Metro Resumes Services

The Kolkata Metro has resumed its services today.