By Neha Sinha, Updated : May 05, 2020 15:42 IST
Twenty Four People Test Positive in R&R Army Hospital Delhi, Read more details

24 people tested positive for COVID 19 at the Indian Army Research and Reference Hospital in Delhi. Results of more patients in the hospital are awaited: Army sources. 24 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported at R&R Army Hospital in Delhi Cantt on Tuesday. The patients were transferred to an isolation room established at the Delhi Cantt Base Hospital and medical personnel was quarantined. The total number of people tracked by contact is around 85 who have also been quarantined.

24 People Test Positive in R&R Army Hospital Delhi

In India, 3,900 positive cases and 195 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours on Monday, the largest increase so far in both, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said. MoHFW relayed Covid19 data for the past 24 hours on Tuesday, marking the largest increase in the number of positive Coronavirus cases and fatalities in 24 hours. Delhi also allowed for relaxation in the extended third phase of the closure after MHA announced on Friday that the closure in the country will be extended for two more weeks.

Relaxation at the running of the bulls has come somewhat as independent stores, including essential and non-essential, will reopen in Delhi after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal a couple of days ago said it was time for reopening Delhi. The national capital also saw the reopening of liquor stores on Monday, however, the police closed several stores by force after people in large numbers rushed to liquor stores.

Meanwhile, Delhi has so far witnessed 4,898 cases of coronaviruses, including 1,431 recovered, while 64 have died from fatal diseases. Cases in India have increased, as the nation currently registers between 1,000 and 1,500 average cases of COVID-19 per day, although the doubling rate has slowed.

Arvind Kejriwal increased Tax on liquor and oil

Tax on liquor and oil has been increased in the New Delhi capital Delhi. The Delhi government's treasury is almost empty due to the lockdown. Even after opening, the economic activities will not be started completely suddenly. The Arvind Kejriwal government is finding new ways to fill its offers. There is an effort to keep our spending through additional taxes and cess and to continue with the necessary plans and projects. The government has imposed 70 percent special corona fees on all types of alcohol. On Tuesday, the Delhi government also increased the Value Added Tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel.

VAT on petrol has been increased from 27% to 30%. VAT on diesel has been almost doubled. VAT on diesel in Delhi will now be 30% instead of 16.75%. This step of the Kejriwal government will increase the price of petrol by Rs 1.67 and diesel by Rs 7.10.

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