Delhi registers 21,259 new cases of Covid-19, 23 dead; positivity rate rises to 25.65%

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According to government data, a total of 18,795 people, including 6,212 health workers, received a “precautionary dose” of Covid-19 vaccine in the capital on Monday. Hospitals in Delhi are witnessing a shortage of health workers due to rising infections among them, forcing doctors to avoid quarantine after finishing their duties in Covid-19 wards, according to the Union Ministry of Health.

Salil Tripathi, 38, worked as a manager at Ricos in Hudson Lane and had taken Zomato’s job to earn some extra money, his family said.

In many ways, Salil Tripathi’s life told the story of an entire country’s workforce, its moorings lost in wave after wave of an unrelenting pandemic. And in so many ways, his death summed up the tragedy.

Hailing from Ayodhya of UP, Tripathi had worked in several star hotels before taking a step up to become a restaurant manager in the heart of Delhi. According to his family, at the age of 36 he was living a comfortable life, settling in a bustling suburb in the national capital with his wife and their son – and much more to look forward to.

Days after the arrest of a 25-year-old software developer in connection with the “Sulli deals” app, where pictures of Muslim women with the caption “deal of the day” were posted six months ago, accused Aumkareshwar Thakur is said to have told investigators that he got the idea after seeing a similar app called ‘Sullideals101’ on GitHub in 2019. He also claimed that he only created a “basic app”, which was later refined by two other members of a Twitter group called ‘Tradmahasabha’.

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