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.
The 16th edition of Airtel Delhi Half Marathon was flagged off at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on November 29. Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju, flagged off the half marathon. ADHM followed the safety standards, with bio-secure zones to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Air Quality Index (AQI) around the stadium was recorded at 249 (in poor category) as per Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasts a minimum of 9 degrees C and maximum of 26 degrees C in Delhi for today.
Updating about the coronavirus situation, Nodal Officer of Indore, Amit Malakar informed that a total of 52 positive cases have been found at MP High Court. "322 samples (from Indore Bench of MP High Court) were tested from 23 to 27 Nov; out of these, 52 tested positive. Positivity rate is around 16%. These cases have been home isolated. Most of these cases are of staffers who work at the High Court."
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.