Stricter lockdown announced in Delhi for next week

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Lockdown in Delhi extended (Image: Twitter/ANI)
Lockdown in Delhi extended (Image: Twitter/ANI)

New Delhi : The Delhi government has announced an extension in the lockdown for another week. The lockdown will now stay till May 17, 5 am. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that the extension in lockdown means that the city is not letting its guards down even when the daily number of coronavirus cases has dropped marginally.

"The positivity rate has gone down but still we can't afford leniency. We need to extend to lockdown," Mr Kejriwal said.

The lockdown in Delhi was first announced on April 20 and since then it has been continuously extended to keep the number of coronavirus cases down. Check out the new stricter restriction that will be in place during the upcoming week's extension.

Metro services will not run in Delhi from Monday.

Marriage will not be held in any public place.

People can marry only at home or in court. No more than 20 people will be allowed to attend the function.

DJs, tents and catering will also not be allowed at the wedding. If the customer has given money for any such service, then the money should be returned to him or a later date can be fixed by mutual agreement.

Delhi's cumulative caseload has reached 13,10,231 including 87,907 active cases and 19,071 virus-related deaths. Delhi recorded a positivity rate of 23.34 per cent and case fatality rate of 1.46 per cent.