Lockdown in Delhi extended till May 24

at 1:34 pm

New Delhi (NVI) The corona lockdown in Delhi, which has been in place since April 19, was today extended by another one week till May 24 even as the government reported declining trend in Covid cases.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, while making the announcement, said the lockdown is being extended to curb the spread of coronavirus in the national capital.

The lockdown in Delhi started from April 19 for a week and is since being extended on weekly basis.

The government has been reporting a reduction in new cases of corona over the last few days.

According to the government data, 6,430 new COVID-19 cases and 337 fatalities were reported yesterday with the positivity rate declining to 11.32 per cent.

It was the second consece day when Delhi recorded less than 10,000 cases in a span of 24 hours.

Kejriwal said the cases are “slowly and steadily” reducing in Delhi.

However, it may be noted that the lesser number of fresh Covid cases recorded yesterday came from a relatively smaller number of 56,811 tests conducted on Friday.