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Lockdown in Delhi extended by another week, restrictions in place till May 24

Despite a decline in the Covid cases, lockdown in Delhi has been extended by another week. The lockdown in Delhi has been extended till May 24.

UPDATED: May 16, 2021 22:40 IST

Lockdown in Delhi has been extended by another week even as the national capital sees a decline in the Covid-19 cases for the past few days. The lockdown in Delhi has been extended till May 24, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announced on Sunday.

“We are extending the lockdown by one more week in Delhi,” Arvind Kejriwal announced and said the gains made so far in combating Covid-19 cannot be lost due to any relaxations now.

During a visit to the GTB Hospital, he said Delhi has recorded a “good level” of Covid-19 recoveries in the past few days and the number of cases is also reducing “very fast”.

“But we do not want the gains made in the past few days to be lost all of a sudden. So, the lockdown is being extended for another week till 5 am on May 24,” Kejriwal said.

The lockdown imposed on April 19 has been extended for the fourth time till May 24 morning. It was scheduled to end at 5 am tomorrow.

The Covid-19 situation has been improving in Delhi with the number of cases and positivity rate going down steadily in the past few days. The case positivity rate in the national capital dropped to 11 per cent on Saturday.

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The chief minister said the lockdown is being extended as the gains made so far in combating the coronavirus cannot be lost due to relaxations now.

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Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced the setting up of oxygen concentrator banks from May 15. 200 oxygen concentrator banks will be set up in every district in Delhi for the urgent and timely supply of medical oxygen for effective treatment of Covid-19 patients

The Delhi government will also provide doorstep delivery of oxygen concentrators for Covid-19 patients who are recovering in home isolation.

Moreover, the Delhi government has started an Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) for Covid-19 management. Data related to hospitals, oxygen, vaccination and other aspects of Covid-19 management will be collected, collated and analysed on a real-time basis.

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