Lockdown in Delhi Extended Till May 3

Lockdown in Delhi Extended Till May 3

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Making the announcement, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, Coronavirus still continues to wreak havoc. The ongoing lockdown in Delhi has been extended by another week, with the national capital still showing a high positivity rate despite a marginal drop in the daily coronavirus figures.

On Thursday, the city had recorded a positivity rate of 36.24 per cent — the highest since the pandemic reached. While it dropped to 32.27 per cent last evening, the number of fatalities reached a record high of 357.

To control the spread of COVID-19 as the country is facing a second wave, the State government announced various new restrictions including night lockdown between 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. and complete lockdown on Sundays. Speaking at a press conference, Mr. Kejriwal said: “We enforced a six-day lockdown that is ending tomorrow. This was our last weapon against coronavirus.”

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