New Delhi: As coronavirus continues to wreak havoc across the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday extended lockdown in the city by one more week. “The coronavirus situation had worsened, which is why we started a six-day lockdown last week. It is scheduled to end tomorrow. But the infections are continuing to rise. This is why, in consultation with people, the lockdown is being extended till next Monday (May 3), 5 am. We will have to watch the situation for a few more days, whether the cases decrease or increase”, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asserted while addressing a presser today.Also Read - Made Honest Efforts to Build India of The Dreams of Bapu & Sardar Patel: PM Modi in Rajkot | LIVE
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Earlier on April 19, CM Kejriwal had imposed a 6-day complete lockdown in the national capital to bring the situation under control. But despite that, the situation remained in Delhi as the positivity rate stood at 36 per cent. Also Read - One Dead, 2 Injured As Lanter Of Under-Construction Building Collapses In Delhi’s Mundka Area
The national capital recorded the highest single-day rise in its COVID-19 death toll with 357 more people succumbing to the viral disease on Saturday as well as over 24,000 fresh cases. With the fresh cases, the cumulative COVID-19 tally of Delhi climbed to over 10 lakh and the death toll due to the viral disease stands at 13,898.
Meanwhile, for better management of oxygen supply, CM Kejriwal said that the Delhi government has started a portal that will be updated every two hours by oxygen manufacturers, suppliers, and hospitals. “The Central and State teams are working together”, added the Chief Minister.
Delhi Lockdown: What’s Allowed What’s Not
- Essential services, food services, medical services will continue.
- Weddings can be held with a gathering of only 50 people.
- Passes will be issued separately for wedding functions.
- Pvt medical personnel exempted on production of valid ID.
- Pregnant women/patients going for medical aid along with attendant exempted on production of valid ID/doctor’s prescription/medical papers.
- Those going for testing/vaccination exempted on production of valid ID.
- Persons coming from/going to Airports/Railway stations/ISBTs allowed to travel on production of valid ticket.
- Officials in the officers of diplomats of various countries as well as persons holding any constitutional post exempted on the production of valid ID, said Delhi government order.
- Media exempted on the production of valid ID card.
- No restriction on inter-state & intra-state movement/transportation of essential goods.
- Religious places shall be permitted to open, but no visitors allowed.
- Banks, ATMs will continue to function.
- Students appearing from exams will be allowed to move with valid admit cards.