With the national capital witnessing a spurt in COVID-19 cases in the past few days, the number of active cases of the disease in the city has now increased to 3,705 from 601 on April 11.
Mainland China reported 24,326 new community-transmitted infections on Saturday, with the vast majority of them asymptomatic cases in Shanghai, where enforcement of a strict "zero-COVID" strategy.
Officials said they reached Tamil Nadu from Canada and stayed at the city hotel for five days and are currently undergoing home isolation at Ramalinga Nagar.
He also called for speeding up the decision to vaccinate young kids and said if they can be given other immunisation vaccines why not for the COVID-19.
During the day, Delhi logged 1,042 COVID-19 cases at a positivity rate of 4.64 per cent, while two people died of the infection, taking the tally there to 18,72,699 and toll to 26,164.
With the national capital seeing a spurt in COVID-19 cases in the past few days, the number of active cases has increased to 3,253 from 601 on April 11.
An official said that 44 persons were discharged during the day, which had taken the recovery count to 10,39,105, leaving the city with an active caseload of 474.
The Delhi government had written to the Union Health Ministry, saying that the uptake of precaution doses at private COVID vaccination centres was not very promising.
The Delhi government made masks mandatory at public places with immediate effect, and imposed a fine of Rs 500 for any violation.
Calling for increased adoption of booster doses, Poonawalla said it is also needed because people need to travel internally and outside, many countries have made booster doses mandatory for travel.
Students, staff shouldn't be allowed to enter school premises without thermal scanning: Delhi government
Students and staff should not be allowed to enter school premises without thermal scanning, the Delhi government said in a set of COVID-19 guidelines issued for schools.
Radhakrishnan said the COVID-19 protocols should be strictly followed in the campus and the institute authorities have been given directions in this connection.
In India, Amita Gupta said, there are some hard to reach areas and there is urgent need to increase booster vaccination for those who are eligible.
The standstill order curbs the movements of medical staff, health officials, delivery couriers and community volunteers in those areas, the report said.
India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16.