The lockdown in Delhi, which was supposed to end on Monday morning, has been extended by another week.
“The most concerning thing has been that the positivity rate has remained above 30%, which is extremely high. The daily caseload has remained the same and hospitals are still under stress because patients requiring critical care keep rising. On top of that, they are having to deal with an unprecedented oxygen availability crisis. The only thing that can make a difference is an aggressive vaccination strategy,” said a senior Delhi government official.
“Don’t queue up outside vaccination centres. Everyone will be given appointments for vaccination and they should get their registrations done online. Please do not come without registration and without an appointment,” he said.