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Kejriwal extends lockdown, says may unlock Delhi from May 31 if cases keep declining

The developments come in the backdrop of Delhi logging 2,260 new Covid infections on Saturday, its lowest daily rise since March 1.

Kejriwal extends lockdown may unlock Delhi from May 31 if cases keep declining
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New Delhi, First Published May 23, 2021, 12:56 PM IST
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced the extension of the Covid-induced lockdown in the national capital till 5 am on May 31.

While informing that the number of Covid-19 infections was decreasing, the Delhi Chief Minister said that if the trend continued, the administration will begin to unlock Delhi in a phased manner from May 31.

 

 

The developments come in the backdrop of Delhi logging 2,260 new Covid infections on Saturday, its lowest daily rise since March 1.

Delhi's Covid-19 positivity rate has come down to 3.5 per cent from 30 per cent earlier this month.

On Saturday, Delhi had recorded 2,260 new Covid cases. The number of Covid-related deaths was 182. This is the first time since April 18 that the daily death toll dipped below the 200-mark.

Kejriwal also suggested that the third wave of Coronavirus may not hit if everybody in the national capital was vaccinated.

"Right now, our priority is to ensure vaccination for people in the shortest possible time. We have made all arrangements in Delhi so that within three months, everyone should get vaccinated, but there is a lack of vaccines. There is a possibility that the third wave will not hit if everyone is vaccinated. I am in talks with domestic and foreign companies regarding vaccines. We are ready to spend from our budget," he said.

NOTE: Asianet News humbly requests everyone to wear masks, sanitize, maintain social distancing and get vaccinated as soon as eligible. Together we can and will break the chain #ANCares #IndiaFightsCorona

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