New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday (May 23, 2021) extended the lockdown in Delhi for the fifth consecutive time. The COVID-19-induced restrictions will now remain in place in the national capital for another week.

The Delhi CM stated that there were 1,600 COVID-19 cases in the national capital in the last 24 hours, which were over 28,000 during the peak. He also said that the positivity rate has come down from 36% to 2.5% now.

Arvind Kejriwal had first imposed a lockdown in Delhi on April 19, which was then extended four times due to the COVID-19 situation.

The condition in Delhi has although improved now with the positivity rate declining to 3.5%. The city witnessed 2,260 fresh infections between Friday and Saturday, its lowest since March 1. 

There are now 31,308 active coronavirus cases in Delhi.

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