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Lockdown in Delhi extended by another week till 5 am on Monday (May 10)

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday extended the lockdown for another week till 5 am on Monday (May 10) as the positivity rate stands at an all-time high despite a week-long shutdown.

“While we have failed to deliver oxygen at some places, in other places we have succeeded… the situation should be under control in the coming few days,” the Chief Minister said.

Currently, though the Centre has increased Delhi’s oxygen quota again from 480 to 490 metric tons, the access problems remain. “The requirement is 700 metric tons and what’s reaching us is 330 to 335 metric tonnes only,” he said.

Officials said that the terms of the lockdown will remain the same, with essential workers being allowed to travel by showing their identity cards, and others being able to apply for an e-pass.

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Mr Kejriwal, however, said the Delhi government will give concessions to courier service and self-employed people providing services — including electricians, plumbers and water purifier repairs — who would need an e-pass. Children’s bookstores and electric fan shops are also exempted.

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