Lockdown in India’s capital New Delhi extended by 7 days

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - 2021/04/23: People walk on a semi deserted road during the weekend lockdown imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of coronavirus disease. India is running out of oxygen during the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic. India has recorded 332,730 new Covid-19 cases in a single day and 2,263 deaths in the last one day. (Photo by Naveen Sharma/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

The lockdown in India’s capital New Delhi has been extended by another week, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday.

Kejriwal tweeted on Saturday saying, ‘Lockdown in Delhi is being extended by one week.’

The current lockdown in place was set to expire on Monday but it appears the current sharp surge in coronavirus cases and deaths in the city has informed the decision.

COVID-19 cases in the country continue to increase with over 400,000 fresh cases registered in the last 24 hours – the highest ever numbers for the country and the world so far.

On Saturday, India recorded 401,993 new coronavirus cases.

The country has thus far 19,602,000 recorded cases and 215,523 deaths.

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