Markets shuttered, schools closed as New Delhi locks down for G20
Nearly 130,000 police and paramilitary security personnel have been deployed across the city, mostly in the New Delhi district, with the air force providing cover from aerial threats.
Delhi to enforce mask mandate again after spurt in Covid cases
New Delhi reported 2,146 new infections in the past 24 hours and eight deaths, the worst figures among Indian states and federal territories.
Delhi makes masks mandatory again after Covid cases rise
Delhi accounted for more than 30% of the 2,067 new infections that India reported, taking the country's running total to more than 43 million.
Delhi lifts ban on construction as air quality improves marginally
Delhi's choking air put more children in hospital with breathing problems and the government shut five power stations and extended school closures to contain the crisis.
‘We have to feed our children’: Delhi’s rickshaw pullers battle on through toxic smog
They say they have no choice but to carry on despite government advice to stay inside.
Delhi schools shut indefinitely as smog worsens
The order comes days after the Delhi government pushed back against a call by India's Supreme Court to declare a 'pollution lockdown' which would restrict the city's population to their homes.
Delhi shuts schools as govt considers ‘pollution lockdown’
Construction activity will be halted for four days to cut down dust, while government offices are asked to operate from home and private businesses advised to stick to work-from-home options as much as possible.
India’s pollution board warns of Delhi air emergency
On Saturday, levels of harmful PM 2.5 particles topped 300 on the air quality index – more than 10 times the safe daily limit set by the World Health Organization.
Delhi announces ‘very, very slow’ easing of lockdown
While infections are falling in major cities, rural areas are seeing the brunt of a surge in cases that has overwhelmed the healthcare system.
New Delhi extends Covid-19 lockdown as India cases hit new record
India recorded 349,691 fresh cases and 2,767 deaths – the highest since the start of the pandemic.
Week-long lockdown in Indian capital as virus cases soar
Delhi's health system is at a tipping point, says chief minister.
Over half in New Delhi may have had Covid-19, survey reports
Figures suggest the population may be approaching herd immunity levels.