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Coronavirus curfews extended in Delhi, UP

Delhi Metro won't operate

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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announced that the lockdown in the national capital will be extended by a week, till 5am next Monday. "Delhi Metro, too, won't operate," he said. "In the last 2-3 days, the positivity rate has come down to 23 per cent from 35 per cent. We used the lockdown period to boost our medical infrastructure and to increase oxygen beds at various locations. The oxygen situation has improved in Delhi. We're not getting panic or SOS calls from hospitals now," he said. 

The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday also extended its curfew, imposing restrictions till May 17. The curfew, which was earlier scheduled to end on 7am on Monday, has been extended. The corona curfew imposed in the state has been extended till May 17, Additional Chief Secretary (Information), Navneet Sehgal, said in a statement issued.

As many as 298 people died due to coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday as 26,847 fresh cases surfaced, pushing the state's infection count to 14,80,315. So far, the infection has claimed 15,170 lives in the state.

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