New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced that his government has decided to extend the lockdown, which was scheduled to end on Monday, till 5 am on May 17.
Warning that the restrictions, will “stricter this time”, the AAP supremo said that the positivity rate in the national capital has come down to 23 per cent from 35 per cent in the last two to three days. Announcing the extension of lockdown, Kejriwal said that metro services in Delhi will remain suspended from Monday till May 17.
He, however, said that all other essential services will continue in the city-state. Kejriwal said that the situation was grim in Delhi but his government used the lockdown period to boost the city-state’s medical infrastructure and to increase oxygen beds.
Thanking the central government, he said that the oxygen situation in Delhi has improved, adding that his government is not getting “panic or SOS calls” from hospitals now.