Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced the extension of the ongoing lockdown in the national capital for another week, saying the severity of COVID-19 was unabated.
We had imposed a 6-day lockdown in Delhi. The lockdown is being extended to next Monday till 5 am, said Arvind Kejriwal.
"We will have to watch the situation for a few more days, whether the cases decrease or increase," he said.
He said that the Delhi government has started a portal that will be updated every two hours by oxygen manufacturers, suppliers, and hospitals for better management of oxygen supply.
Kejriwal added that the Centre has further increased Delhi's oxygen quota by 10 tonnes per day and hoped the chaotic situation due to oxygen crisis in Delhi will end in a few days.
"The Centre has increased Delhi's quota from 480 tonnes to 490 tonnes per day. But, we are yet to receive full quota. Currently only 330-335 tonnes per day supply is being received by us," he said.
The chief minister said his government is receiving much support from the Centre and both are properly coordinating to solve the oxygen supply problem.
Delhi recorded the highest single-day rise in its COVID-19 deaths with 357 more people succumbing to the viral disease on Saturday as well as over 24,000 fresh cases. The city has reported nearly 2,500 deaths due to the deadly virus in a 12-day period Several hospitals in the national capital are grappling with severe shortage of medical oxygen..
(With inputs from PTI)
(Edited by : Aditi Gautam)
First Published: IST