Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla has asked all states to ensure strict compliance of Covid containment measures, as the case load is decreasing but numbers are still high.
"If cases continue to drop for a week, then from May 31 we will start the process of unlocking," Kejriwal told a news conference. Delhi reported around 1,600 new COVID-19 cases in the previous 24 hours, he said.
More than 1,600 teachers who died from COVID-19 in the weeks after working at the polls, according to the families of eight victims and mortality data supplied by a teachers’ union. Primary Education Minister Satish Chandra Dwivedi told media last week only three teachers died while on polling duty.
There are many such families wherein the main earning members have died due to COVID-19. Delhi government will provide Rs 2,500 per month to each such family.
The national capital territory of Delhi was among those relaxing restrictions and will allow shops to open on alternate days. Private offices will also now be allowed to operate at 50% of normal staffing levels.
Two men, one of them in a PPE suit, are seen lifting a body on the bridge over Rapti River. The man in the PPE suit can be seen tinkering with the body — probably trying to get it out of the body bag.
With hospitals overflowing, the health system overwhelmed in the cities and a shortage of vaccines, experts have warned India could face a third wave of infections in coming months.
As per the data received on Saturday morning, the city recorded over 27,000 new cases and 375 deaths in the past 24 hours - the 13th straight day when Delhi reported more than 20,000 cases a day.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday extended the lockdown in the national capital for one more week till May 3 amid the surge in the coronavirus cases.