Noting that the situation in Delhi is ‘critical’, state chief minister Arvind Kejriwal extended the lockdown by another week and informed that it will continue till May 3 to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease.
Kejriwal announced it while addressing a virtual press conference today. Earlier on April 19, CM Kejriwal had imposed a 6-day complete lockdown in the national capital to bring the situation under control.
Kejriwal pointed out that during last week’s lockdown, the Covid-19 positivity rate climbed to almost 36 to 37 per cent. However, he said the rate went down in the last 1-2 days and today it went down below 30 per cent. “I’m not saying that Covid-19 is ending. We will have to observe for a few more days. The positivity rate might go up or come down.”
“We have started a portal that will be updated every two hours by oxygen manufacturers, suppliers and hospitals for better management of oxygen supply. The Central and State teams are working together,” he added further.