Merkel decries populists who say COVID is harmless
Populists who argue the coronavirus is harmless are dangerous and irresponsible, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday, defending a circuit break lockdown aimed at slowing the spread of the virus.
As many as 4,906 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Delhi on November 29, marginally less than yesterday's 4,998, taking the tally in the national capital to 5,66,648, according to the Delhi health department. In a health bulletin released Sunday evening, the Delhi health department informed that a total of 64,186 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the city on Sunday, taking the cumulative positivity rate in the national capital to 9.08 per cent. Meanwhile, 6,325 COVID-19 patients recovered, were discharged or migrated from Delhi on Sunday, while another 68 people died due to the virus. So far, a total of 9,066 people have lost their lives due to COVID-19. Currently, there are 35,091 active cases in the national capital while 5,22,491 people have recovered, were discharged, or have migrated from Delhi.
Gayathiri, an avid pet lover, has special love for dogs. Gayathiri, an IT employee, had utmost affection for the furry friends since childhood but due to her academics and busy schedule, she couldn't adopt one. Amid COVID-19, she is working from home therefore she decided to adopt a dog from rescue home. She adopted a handicapped Pomeranian dog as it was struggling to walk after injuries. With the help of her father, they designed a wheel chair for the dog. Father-daughter duo decided to adopt this handicapped dog as this dog was not adopted by anyone.
In the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 29 during his Mann Ki Baat 2.0, part 18 said that any kind of laxity with COVID-19 is very dangerous. "After getting out of the lockdown phase, discussion has commenced on vaccine. But any kind of laxity with coronavirus is still very dangerous. We have to firmly keep fighting against the virus," said PM Modi.
The number of COVID-19 infections in Germany surpassed the one million mark and the daily death toll hit a record of 426, data from the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases showed on Friday. Emer McCarthy reports.