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Delhi extends lockdown by one more week

Delhi extends lockdown by one more week

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today announced an extension of the ongoing lockdown in the national capital for one more week, citing the continued severity of Covid-19 spread and a 36 percent positivity rate in the last few days.

The lockdown imposed on Apr 19 will now continue till 5 a.m. on May 3, he told the media.

Delhi added 357 deaths due to Covid-19, the highest ever single-day spike, while 24,103 fresh cases took the caseload to 1,004,782, according to the Delhi health department’s bulletin.

Hospitals in Delhi also continued to struggle with an acute shortage of oxygen for critical Covid-19 patients, and Kejriwal has appealed to Chief Ministers of all other states to help the national capital with oxygen.