Lockdown has been extended in Delhi for another week, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has mentioned, pointing to the Covid numbers which whereas on decline, is but to attain beneath 5 per cent positivity price. All the present restrictions will stay in place, together with the metro service which was shut final week.
“We have been witnessing good restoration following the lockdown. Coronavirus circumstances have been on a decline,” Mr Kejriwal informed reporters as we speak.
“We don’t need to lose the acquire that now we have made in the previous few days. We are extending the lockdown for yet another week. Instead of tomorrow, lockdown is extended until subsequent Monday, 5 am in Delhi,” he added.
While the positivity price, which stood at 35 per cent in mid-April, has dropped to 11.32 per cent, docs say this wants to be pulled down beneath 5 per cent.
Delhi had recorded 6,430 coronavirus circumstances on Saturday morning over a interval of 24 hours — the bottom since April 7. There had been 337 deaths in the identical interval. Medical specialists have attributed the drop to the lockdown.
“In the final 24 hours, Delhi noticed 6,000 circumstances. Positivity price has dropped to 10 per cent. Gradually, Delhi is coming again on monitor. I hope the restoration can be higher subsequent week. Restrictions would be the similar as earlier than,” the Chief Minister mentioned as we speak.
This could be the fifth week of the lockdown imposed on the nationwide capital as Covid numbers skyrocketed in April, bringing the healthcare system on its knees. Hospitals had to battle with out oxygen, beds and medicines and social media was flooded with misery messages from households of sufferers.
The total numbers within the nation has undergone a drop as nicely, with plenty of different states issuing restrictions.
With 3.11 lakh contemporary coronavirus infections, India noticed the bottom rise in every day COVID-19 circumstances after a niche of 25 days. The variety of fatalities rose to 2,70,284 with 4,077 new deaths in accordance to the well being ministry information this morning.