Lockdown Extended Till May 17

Lockdown Extended Till May 17

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The lockdown that was scheduled to be in force till 5 am on May 17, now stands extended by another week till May 24. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced that the ongoing lockdown in the national capital will be extended by another week, up to May 24 morning, to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

A day before the announcement, the national capital recorded 6,430 new COVID-19 cases and 337 fatalities while the positivity rate dipped to 11.32 percent, even as Kejriwal asserted that the cases are “slowly and steadily” reducing in Delhi.

Stricter curbs have been imposed this time, Kejriwal said, informing that Delhi Metro services will be completely suspended for a week starting May 10. Marriages can only be held at home or court with not more than 20 people, according to an order issued by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA).

Deputy commissioners of police, authorities concerned will be responsible for ensuring COVID-appropriate behaviour at inter-state bus terminals, railway stations, mandis and shops providing essential goods.

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