New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday (May 9, 2021) extended the lockdown in Delhi by 7 more days to curb the COVID-19 spread. The lockdown in Delhi will remain in place till 5 AM on May 17.
Arvind Kejriwal also informed that the Delhi Metro services will be halted till May 17. He said that in the last 2-3 days, Delhi’s positivity rate has come down to 23% from 35%.
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— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) May 9, 2021
The Delhi CM had first imposed a complete lockdown in the national capital on April 19 for one week which was later extended due to the deteriorating situation.
Delhi on Saturday reported 17,364 new COVID-19 cases, the fifth day in a row when it reported a single-day spike of below 20,000 cases. However, Delhi’s total caseload has now climbed to 13,10,231, of which, 87,907 are active cases.
The national capital also witnessed 332 new coronavirus-related deaths which took the overall death toll to 19,071. Delhi had recorded its highest single-day death toll of 448 on May 4.
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