Okhla-based senior journalist AU Asif Covid +ve, Delhi logs 10,774 cases in 24 hrs


Okhla-based senior journalist AU Asif Covid +ve, Delhi logs 10,774 cases in 24 hrs

Covid-19 cases in Delhi are on the rise and many cases are being reported from Okhla too. Okhla-based senior journalist AU Asif has tested Covid +ve and is in home isolation.

Asif, 72, told the OT over phone that he is in home isolation under the supervision of a senior doctor of Apollo and is doing fine. A resident of Okhla, he is also member of Press Club of India and was at the forefront in the recently held elections in which his panel’s several members have won.

He said despite the win of his panel he was unable to join his team members in celebrations. He said two other colleagues who contested and won the PCI elections while staying in quarantine, held on Sunday have also been tested positive.  Senior journalist Umakant Lakhera, who is now the new president of PCI and Vinay Kumar, general secretary, tested Covid positive, he said.

“Delhi recorded 10,774 positive COVID-19 cases with a positivity rate of 9.43%. In the last 24 hours, we’ve conducted 1,14,288 COVID-19 tests. As per reports, COVID cases have increased exponentially both in India as well as in Delhi. I appeal to everyone to stay at home and step out only when necessary. It is highly recommended that you wear a mask while stepping out of the house as this would help us to fight this virus,” said Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Monday, adding that 1,14,288 Covid tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.