Delhi lockdown extended till May 24

Metro services will remain suspended during the lockdown period.


Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (PHOTO: Twitter)

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced extension of lockdown in the national capital for another week.

"We are extending the lockdown for one more week. Instead of tomorrow, lockdown is extended till next Monday, 5 am in Delhi," Kejriwal said.

This would be the fifth week of the lockdown imposed in Delhi to curb the spread of COVID-19.  On April 19, Kejriwal announced a six-day lockdown, which was later extended to May 3, then May 10 and further extended till May 17.

Kejriwal said that Metro services will continue to remain suspended during the lockdown period.

On Saturday, Delhi recorded 6,430 new COVID-19 cases, taking the city's caseload to 13,87,411, while the death toll reached 21,244 with 337 more fatalities. Delhi has 66,295 COVID-19 cases as of Saturday, according to the Union Health Ministry. 
 

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First Published:May 16, 2021, 2:39 p.m.

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