In view of the continued surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths, the Delhi government on Sunday extended the ongoing lockdown in the city for another week. The Delhi lockdown will now stay in effect till 5 am, May 3.
“We had imposed a 6-day lockdown in Delhi. The lockdown is being extended to next Monday till 5 am,” said Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.
He also announced that the Delhi government has started a portal that will be updated every two hours by oxygen manufacturers, suppliers and hospitals for better management of oxygen supply. “The Central and State teams are working together,” he added.
The lockdown was initially imposed in the city on April 19 and was scheduled to be lifted on April 26. However, after the new announcement, the lockdown restrictions will stay in effect till May 3.
Delhi recorded the highest single-day rise in its COVID-19 death toll with 357 more people succumbing to the viral disease on Saturday as well as over 24,000 fresh cases.
With the fresh cases, the national capital’s cumulative COVID-19 tally has climbed to over 10 lakh and the death toll due to the viral disease stands at 13,898.
The positivity rate stood at 32.27 per cent.
The data of the last 24 hours also revealed that the number of active coronavirus cases in the national capital is inching closer to the one-lakh mark. The tally of active cases has climbed to 93,080 in the city.
A significant number of 22,695 patients recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours.