Delhi Government extended the Lockdown due to the rising of Covid-19 Cases in Delhi.
Despite a week-long lockdown in Delhi, the Covid-19 situation has remained grim, and the AAP government may consider extending it for a few more days, sources said on Saturday.
On April 19, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a six-day shutdown that will run until 5 a.m. Monday, saying the step was taken to break the chain of coronavirus infection and strengthen the health system that was in place. at the edge of collapse.
“The idea behind the brief blockade was that it would control the cases and give time to boost the health infrastructure, but the situation has gone from bad to worse. In such a situation, extending the blockade, perhaps one more week, is an option,” said a Delhi government source.
At the moment, the Covid-19 positivity rate still exceeds 30 percent in Delhi and the number of new cases continues to rise. A total of 24,331 cases were reported in the city on Friday, and the positivity rate was 32.43 percent.
Meanwhile, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry claimed that, according to a survey conducted by it, 70 percent of Delhi merchants are in favor of extending the shutdown.
The merchant’s body is in favor of the blockade extending until April 30, said its president Brijesh Goyal.
Community platform Local Circles has also called on authorities, including the prime minister and lieutenant governor, to extend the blockade in light of the “biggest health emergency” facing the city.
There is an urgent need to add capacity to the medical infrastructure and flatten daily Covid cases, LocalCircles President Sachin Tapadia said, suggesting an extension of the lockdown by one to two weeks.