Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced that the ongoing lockdown would be extended by another week, till May 3, given the high positivity rate of 36-37 per cent. "Coronavirus still continues to wreak havoc in the city. Public opinion is that lockdown should increase. So the lockdown is being extended for one week," said Kejriwal, as reported by the NDTV. Courier service, self-employed people providing services, children's bookshops and electric fan shops have been exempted from the lockdown.
With the rising number of cases, the capital city is facing a severe shortage of beds, drugs, and oxygen. "While we have failed to deliver oxygen at some places, in other places we have succeeded... the situation should be under control in the coming few days," the Chief Minister said.
Regarding the oxygen shortage experienced despite the Centre having increased Delhi's oxygen quota from 480 to 490 tonnes, he said, "The requirement is 700 metric tons and what's reaching us is 330 to 335 metric tonnes only."
Delhi recorded over 24,000 cases in the last 24 hours.