As Delhi continues to see a steep rise in Covid-19 cases, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced that the lockdown in the national capital has been extended by another week.
The ongoing lockdown that was scheduled to conclude at 5am on May 3, now stands extended for another week.
Delhi Covid lockdown news liveThe Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), in its order on the extension of the lockdown, stated that a review of the pandemic situation showed that the numbers of positive cases, positivity rate as well as bed occupancy (oxygen-supported or ICU beds) in the dedicated Covid-19 hospitals are very high.
therefore, in order to contain the spread of the virus and break the transmission chain, the curfew needs to be extended for another week in the territory of NCT of Delhi (except for essential activities and services, it said.
In view of the spiralling number of fresh Covid cases and a high positivity rate, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government imposed the lockdown in Delhi on April 19. It was subsequently extended by a week on April 25.
The DDMA has directed to extend the curfew (lockdown) on the movement of individuals (except for essential activities and services) till 5 am on May 10 or further orders, whichever is earlier
Earlier, 12 patients at , including a senior doctor, died at Delhi’s Batra Hospital on Saturday died allegedly due to oxygen shortage.