NEW DELHI (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 09th May, 2021) Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of India's national capital territory Delhi, announced on Sunday that the coronavirus lockdown would be extended by a week until May 17.
"Coronavirus cases have reduced, but it [the lockdown] cannot be relaxed at any cost. The Delhi government has decided to extend the lockdown for another week," he said, adding that the rules would be toughened.
Further 13,336 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Delhi in the past 24 hours, and 273 people died from the virus. The positivity rate, which averages the share of positive test results, has declined to 21.67% from 35% in April.