Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal extends lockdown in national capital by one more week | India News

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday (Could 16, 2021) prolonged the lockdown within the nationwide capital by yet one more week.

The lockdown in Delhi will now stay in place until Could 24. The restrictions had been first put in place on April 19 and have been prolonged for the fourth time. The Delhi lockdown was scheduled to finish at 5 am on Could 17. 

On a great notice, the AAP supremo knowledgeable that the COVID-19 unfold in Delhi is lowering.  

He acknowledged that the Delhi lockdown is being prolonged because the positive factors made up to now in combating the coronavirus can’t be misplaced as a result of relaxations now.

Delhi recorded 8,506 coronavirus circumstances on Friday, adopted by 6,500 infections on Saturday. The day by day COVID-19 rely dipped beneath the 10,000-mark within the nationwide capital after over a month and town now has 66,295 lively circumstances. 

Earlier on Saturday, Arvind Kejriwal launched an built-in command and management centre (ICCC) to seize real-time pandemic administration information in Delhi. He mentioned that the Delhi authorities’s preparations is not going to decelerate as there’s a chance of a 3rd coronavirus wave. 

The brand new centre will assist in decision-making by furnishing real-time information like vaccination particulars, availability of oxygen, beds, medicines and different necessities in each non-public and authorities hospitals.

“Selections taken by the federal government in skinny air are by no means profitable. Nevertheless, if based mostly on information, the choices will likely be efficient and extra significant,” Kejriwal mentioned.

He additionally acknowledged that the COVID care centres that had been closed down after decline within the first wave will likely be reopened and strengthened additional.

Kejriwal mentioned that though the second wave of coronavirus is exhibiting indicators of decline, the efforts of the Delhi authorities haven’t slowed down.

“The federal government has arrange 1,000 ICU beds, whereas extra oxygen beds are to comply with. The COVID care centres that had been closed down after the primary wave will even be reopened and strengthened,” he mentioned.

(With inputs from businesses)

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