Delhi recorded 2,779 new Covid-19 infections, as well as 38 deaths. Positivity rate of national capital was at 6.20 per cent and 5,502 patients were discharged in last 24 hours. State also conducted 44,847 Covid-19 tests.
As many as 4,576 children received their second shot of the vaccine till Monday 6 pm in Delhi – accounting for 21.7% of those who became eligible when the Covid-19 vaccination drive opened up for the second dose in children between the ages of 15 and 17 years.
There were 21,029 children who had received their first shot on January 3, when the vaccination drive was opened for the age group, and became eligible for their second shot this Monday after completing the 28-gap period between two shots of Covaxin.
Hundreds of anganwadi workers and helpers on Monday gathered near Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence to demand a hike in their salary. Their primary demands include that the honorarium of workers be increased from Rs 10,000 to 25,000, and of helpers from Rs 5,000 to 20,000 to account for increased workload and inflation. Their pay had last been increased in 2017.