Farmers continued their protests against the farm laws on December 01. Speaking to ANI, farmer leader and national spokesperson of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), Rakesh Tikait said, "Government has called the Punjab delegation at 3 pm. Later, the government will hold meeting with delegations from Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Delhi at 7:00 pm today." "We all want final decision on the matter," he added.
Speaking to ANI in the national capital on December 01 during his visit to Burari protest site, Delhi Transport Minister, Kailash Gahlot spoke on farmers' protests. Gahlot said, "There should be a proper dialogue and Centre should accept all the demands proposed by farmers as they are genuine." "My primary purpose of visiting protest sites is to ensure the basic facilities for protesting farmers," he added.
Police detained Shaheen Bagh activist Bilkis Dadi in Delhi on December 01. She reached at Singhu Border (Delhi-Haryana border) to join farmers' protest. Farmers continued their protests against the farm laws today.
Congress workers and a group of farmers engaged in a verbal spat at Nirankari ground in Burari. Delhi Congress wing is providing tea and refreshment to the farmers, who are protesting against Centre's three farm laws. However, Congress workers alleged that the protestors were from AAP. The group of farmers, who indulged into a verbal spat with Congress party demanded to remove banners of any political party.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has said that the positivity rate in the capital is gradually declining. ‘Yesterday, 3,726 new COVID-19 positive cases were reported. The positivity rate is steadily declining. The positivity rate yesterday was 7.35 per cent, which is down around 55 per cent from its peak of 15.26 per cent on November 7,’ Jain said. ‘In the coming one or two weeks, the positivity rate will go down further. The death ratio is currently at 1.61 per cent. The condition of a lot of people worsened due to air pollution in November. The situation will soon improve,’ the minister added. He also spoke on the delay in Covid tests results from labs. He said that the Central government had promised that they will get the tests done by big labs but the results are not being provided within 24 hours. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on December 01 informed that Union Territory has recorded 3726 active COVID-19 cases and the positivity rate of the national capital is gradually declining."The rate of RT-PCR test has also been decreased from Rs 2400 to Rs 800 while home sampling will cost Rs 1200," said Jain.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on December 01 said that the labs allotted by the Centre Government are taking more than 24 hours in providing reports. Replying on increasing RTPCR test to 60,000 till November 30th, he said Centre told Delhi govt to provide more labs and if labs given to Delhi govt with 24 result assurance then the RTPCR test can be increased.
Health and Family Welfare Ministry Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on December 1 said that India's average daily COVID-19 positivity rate last week was 3.72% and among all the big nations in world, cases per million in India (at 211 cases/mn) are the lowest. "Last 7 days trends shows that European nations are witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases," he said.