Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal today announced that the ongoing lockdown in Delhi has been extended till May 24 morning. Earlier, the lockdown in the Capital was supposed to end at 5 am on Monday, May 17.
On April 19, a weekend curfew in Delhi was turned into a full lockdown from the next day in the light of an alarming rise in Covid-19 cases in the capital which left the city’s health infrastructure creaking. Since then, it is the fourth time that the lockdown has been extended.
“The lockdown has been extended till 5 am next Monday,” the chief minister said during his visit to a Covid-19 health facility set up outside the government’s GTB hospital.
For the past few days, Delhi has been witnessing a steady decline in Covid-19 infections. However, the positivity rate still remains well above 5% — a level considered relatively safe by the WHO.