Coronavirus Pandemic

Covid-19: Delhi lockdown extended until May 31, says Kejriwal

Web Report/Dubai
Filed on May 23, 2021

The authorities will begin lifting restrictions from May 31 if cases continue to decline.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced extension of the ongoing lockdown in Delhi by another week, saying the process of unlock will start from May 31 in a phased manner if the number of COVID-19 cases continued to decline.

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Kejriwal also added that if Covid-19 cases continue to decline, the authorities will begin lifting the restrictions in a phased manner from May 31.

The positivity rate has come to 2.5 per cent in Delhi, and 1,600 new Covid-19 cases were reported in the city in the last 24 hours.

In the past 24 hours, Delhi recorded around 1600 positive cases and the positivity rate went further down to below 2.5 percent, he said.

Kejriwal said the lockdown was required so that the gains made after much struggle are not lost.

He said he was in talks with vaccine manufacturers to ensure that the vaccine was available in Delhi, and asserted his government was ready to spend any amount for it.

With inputs from PTI

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