Lockdown in Delhi extended by a week as daily Covid cases still above 25,000

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New Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that Covid lockdown due to end at 5 am Monday – has been extended by a week.

The national capital has been under lockdown since  19 April, as the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) scrambles to contain a fresh wave of infections and a positivity rate that remains over 30 per cent.

“Lockdown in Delhi is being extended by one week,” Mr Kejriwal tweeted.

This is the second extension of the lockdown in the national capital.

This morning the city recorded over 27,000 new cases and 375 deaths in 24 hours – the 13th straight day with more than 20,000 cases per day.

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