Delhi has extended lockdown for another week amid steep surge in Covid-19 cases.
The announcement was made by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
“We declared lockdown last week due to a rise in Covid-19 cases.
We are extending the lockdown in Delhi for another week.
Lockdown in the Capital will continue till 5 am next Monday,” he said.
“Even during lockdown, the Covid positivity rate went up to 37%.
Delhi has also been facing shortage of medical oxygen recently.
Delhi needs 700 tonnes of oxygen, Centre has allotted 490 tonnes.
We are still receiving 330-335 tonnes, full requirement is not reaching,” he added.
Kejriwal further said, “We are working overtime for timely deliverable of oxygen to hospitals.
We have also put in place a mechanism for oxygen management.
Both Centre and Delhi govt are working hand-in-hand to fight back crisis.”