Delhi extends lockdown till May 17, more strict restrictions to be imposed

Delhi extends lockdown till May 17, more strict restrictions to be imposed
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced that lockdown in the national capital is being extended for another seven days effective from May 10 till May 17 to curb the spread of the novel Coronavirus in the state. Metro train services will be halted during the period, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday.

He said although COVID-19 cases have come down in the last few days, but any slackness would squander the gains achieved so far in the current wave of the pandemic.

The Delhi government had been forced to impose lockdown amid a steep rise in COVID-19 cases on April 20. Although, the cases have come down and positivity rate has reduced from the high of 35 per cent on April 26 to around 23 per cent now, but strictness is needed, he said.


The lockdown scheduled to end at 5 am on Monday will now be extended up to May 17 morning.

The chief minister also said that oxygen supply in Delhi has improved significantly in the last few days. Vaccination is also going on at a fast pace although there is lack of adequate vaccine stock, Kejriwal said.

Delhi recorded 17,364 new COVID-19 cases and 332 deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the overall tally to 13,10,231 confirmed cases.

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