DELHI LOCKDOWN: There has been a devastating hike in the daily reported cases of the COVID-19 virus and the national capital trudging in the battle against this unprecedented pandemic. On Saturday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has yet again announced an extension in the lockdown period in the capital city.
Hospitals are overloaded and medical practitioners, as well as support staff, is overburdened. Health infrastructure all across the nation has crumbled miserably and the scenario seems to be worrying in approaching days. Considering all such factors and for the benefit of the mass, CM has extended the Delhi Lockdown for one week again. Notably, Delhi CM had announced the Delhi lockdown for one week on 19 April 2021. This was initiated to break the covid spread chain and also to boost the health system which was on the verge of collapse.
Today, on Saturday, CM Arvind Kejriwal informed via his official Twitter handle tweeting that Delhi Lockdown has been extended by one week.
In just Delhi itself, 375 deaths were reported on Friday due got the coronavirus. As per a bulletin issued by the city Health Department, the count of positive cases was 27047 with a positivity rate of 32.69%.
Re-iterating the major shortage of oxygen in the Capital city, CM Arvind Kejriwal, on Saturday, urged the decision-makers to help handle this issue and to provide oxygen to Delhi.
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Kejriwal said that there are frequent SOS calls from all the hospitals and also that the Delhi government has written to the center and spoken in courts as well that the Capital city requires 976 tons of oxygen daily but has been allotted only 490 tons of oxygen.