Delhi extends lockdown by a week as India’s capital struggles to contain virus

SourceGulf Today
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an hour ago Relatives carry the body of a person who died of COVID-19 as multiple pyres of other COVID-19 victims burn at a crematorium in New Delhi on Saturday. AP Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced to extend the lockdown in the city for one more week as national capital struggles to contain the raging second wave of the COVID-19. Earlier on April 26, the Chief Minister had extended the week-long lockdown in the national capital till May 3.

As per the data received on Saturday morning, the city recorded over 27, 000 new cases and 375 deaths in the past 24 hours – the 13th straight day when Delhi reported more than 20, 000 cases a day. Taking to Twitter, Kejriwal said, “Lockdown in Delhi is being extended by one week.” Kejriwal said on Saturday that COVID-19 vaccination for citizens in the age group of 18-44 year will commence in the national capital from May more...