09 Apr 2021: Delhi: 37 doctors of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital contract coronavirus
As many as 37 doctors working at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi have tested positive for coronavirus, multiple reports said on Thursday.
Of them, 32 are in home isolation and five have been hospitalized.
A majority of them are said to be young and had already taken the coronavirus vaccine. The authorities have launched a contact tracing exercise.
Here are more details.
Details: Most of them have mild symptoms
A hospital source informed about the development.
"Serving COVID-19 patients at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, 37 doctors of the hospital have tested positive for COVID-19. Thirty-two doctors are in home isolation and the rest five are admitted to the hospital," a source told PTI.
The majority of these corona warriors have mild symptoms, the person added.
Cases: Delhi recorded over 7,000 new coronavirus cases on Thursday
The hospital in Rajendra Nagar has been at the forefront in the battle against the disease for nearly a year.
This development comes amid a surge in coronavirus cases in the National Capital and the rest of India.
On Thursday, Delhi added 7,437 fresh coronavirus cases to its tally, the highest single-day spike this year. Twenty-four people died, taking the death toll to 11,157.
Night curfew: Meanwhile, a night curfew has been imposed in Delhi
Notably, to curtail the spread of coronavirus, a night curfew (from 10 pm to 5 am) has been imposed in Delhi.
The restrictions will remain in place till April 30.
The new rules underline that traffic movement will not be stopped, there will be no restriction on transportation of essential/non-essential goods, and those going for vaccinations will also be allowed to travel.
What happened: Use the word 'Corona Curfew': PM told CMs yesterday
Yesterday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with Chief Ministers on the coronavirus situation, he also approved of the idea of imposing restrictions during the night.
He, however, urged heads of states to use the term "Corona Curfew" for night curbs to spread awareness about the pandemic. The restrictions should last from 9 or 10 pm till 5 or 6 am, he suggested.
Information: Centre will collect data on those testing positive after vaccination
On a related note, the Centre has decided to collect data of those testing positive despite getting vaccinated after several worrying instances came to the fore.
The government-issued form will seek information about the vaccine that was administered to the infected person. Columns about the dates of inoculation have also been included in the form.
Currently, doses of Covishield and COVAXIN are being given in India.