The chief minister said the Delhi government was implementing from November 19 its decision to reserve 80 per cent of ICU beds in private hospitals for COVID-19 patients.
Global drugmakers Pfizer and BioNTech said on Wednesday that their COVID-19 vaccine was found 95 per cent effective in the final analysis of the Phase 3 trial.
AK Antony's son Anil K Antony shared the news through social media on Thursday and said his parents' condition is stable.
More than 2,000 cases were recorded nationwide on Wednesday, with nearly 500 in Tokyo.
Khurda district, under which Bhubaneswar falls, reported the highest number of new cases at 126, followed by Sundergarh (87) and Cuttack (64).
Worldwide, more than 1.3 million people have died of Covid-19 and over 55 million have been reported infected with the virus since it first surfaced in China late last year.
There are 4,43,303 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country as on date which accounts for 4.95 per cent of the total caseload.
Even as Covid-19 infections spike, Trump has stuck to his guns, downplaying the dangers and branding Democrats as rampaging "socialists" intent on shuttering the country.
A total of 54,044 fresh infections were reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to 1,15,914 with 717 fatalities being registered in a span of 24 hours.
The highest number of new cases previously recorded in one day was 6,294, on March 28, according to figures from the Robert Koch Institute disease control centre.
Home to 212 million people, Brazil also counted 734 new deaths Wednesday.
Paris police chief Didier Lallement said bars in Paris will close for two weeks from Tuesday as part of new measures to slow coronavirus infections.
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