With COVID-19 second wave cases still on the high side , Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced extension of the ongoing lockdown in Delhi for another week, saying the severity of COVID-19 was unabated and positivity rate has been as high as 36 percent in the last few days.
The lockdown imposed on April 19 night will now continue till 5 am on May 3, he said. It was scheduled to end at 5 am on April 26 before extension.
“We will have to watch the situation for a few more days whether the cases decrease or increase,” he said.
The chief minister said the onslaught of coronavirus has not subsided even as the government had imposed six days lockdown as a last weapon in its arsenal.
“Everybody voted for extension of lockdown. The positivity rate reached up to 36-37 per cent in past few days although it has slightly dipped now. It is around 29 per cent today,” he said.