Though Maharashtra has been reporting the very best variety of Covid instances within the nation however Delhi is worst affected after acute scarcity of oxygen and different medical services. The nationwide capital is gasping for breath, pushing well being providers to the brink, the Delhi authorities will prolong the lockdown within the nationwide capital by at the least another week, senior authorities officers mentioned on Saturday.
According to a report by PTI, an order to increase the lockdown can be issued on Sunday by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA).
“The idea behind the brief lockdown was that it will control the cases and give time to boost the health infrastructure, but the situation has gone from bad to worse. In such a situation, extending the lockdown, by maybe another week, is a possible option,” a supply within the Delhi authorities mentioned.
The Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi authorities on April 19 introduced a six-day lockdown which got here in drive on April 26 (Monday) and it’s now prone to be prolonged by one other week, officers mentioned.
Meanwhile, the home merchants physique, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has additionally urged the Delhi authorities to additional prolong the lockdown past April 26 to convey the pandemic beneath management. In a letter to CM Kejriwal, CAIT mentioned going by the present statistics, the scenario is sort of alarming in Delhi.
“The CAIT has urged for extension of lockdown in Delhi beyond April 26… as and when the situation is improved, the lockdown can be lifted,” the confederation mentioned in a press release.
Meanwhile, a survey carried out by LocalCircles states that Delhi residents agree to increase lockdown for one more week. A complete of 48 per cent of respondents requested the Kejriwal authorities to increase the shutdown by two extra weeks, whereas 68 per cent of the respondents demanded an extension of lockdown by at the least per week.