CM Kejriwal Extends Covid-19 Lockdown

CM Kejriwal Extends Covid-19 Lockdown

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Amid weakening Covid-19 second wave, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal extended the lockdown till May 31, 5 am on Sunday. The positivity rate has come to 2.5% in Delhi. 1,600 new COVID-19 cases reported in Delhi in the last 24 hours,” Delhi CM said in a press conference.

CM has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting him to ensure an immediate supply of jabs and increase the quota for Delhi. As the country faces a shortage of vaccines, Kejriwal gave four suggestions to Modi, including procurement of vaccines from foreign manufacturers and inviting firms for production in India.

Covid-19 wave, CM added that authorities are functioning day and night to make health infrastructure adequate including installing new oxygen plants and ICU beds. If the cases continue to decline with a similar trend, from May 31 the lockdown will be opened in a phased manner, he added.

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