Arvind Kejriwal said the decision to extend the lockdown in the city was on the basis of the feedback received from the people.
Lockdown in the national capital has been extended for another week
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that in view of the rapidly increasing number of Covid-19 positive cases daily the lockdown in Delhi has been extended for a week.
The national capital will be under a six-day lockdown from Monday 10 pm to 5 am April 26.
Kejriwal's announcement came amid the coronavirus surge in Delhi. The national capital has been witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases in the past week.
In India, Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state with 1,64,626 COVID-19 cases, followed by Delhi with 83,077 cases and Tamil Nadu with 82,275 cases.
Kejriwal has isolated himself at his residence after he was advised by doctors to wait for a day before testing for COVID-19.
Thanking the people of Delhi for their support, Kejriwal said, “This is not my victory. This is a victory for Delhi- of the people who consider me as their son and voted for us."