New Delhi, Jun 8 : Reversing Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's decision to make the COVID hospitals exclusive for denizens of the city, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Monday directed the departments and authorities of NCT of Delhi to ensure that treatment is not denied to any patient on grounds of not being a resident of Delhi.
Mr Baijal, in his capacity as Chairperson of the DDMA, overruled Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government's decision to bar people from other states to get novel coronavirus treatment in hospitals run by the Delhi government. Meanwhile, the total number of Novel Coronavirus patients on Monday reached 2,56,610 panIndia, with Maharashtra topping the COVID charts, while Tamil Nadu stood a close second. Maharashtra registered a total 85975 confirmed cases, including 43601 active cases, 39314 recoveries and 3060 deaths, so far.
Tamil Nadu registered 31667 confirmed cases, including 14399 active cases, 16999 recoveries and 269 deaths. Delhi registered 27654 confirmed cases, including 16299 active cases, 10664 recoveries and 761 deaths.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced the extension of extending lockdown in the state due to the COVID-19 outbreak till June 30. Uttar Pradesh COVID-19 tally reached 10,947, after the state recorded 411 fresh cases while eight more people succumbed from the infection, taking the death toll to 2823. More (UNI)