April 27, The Date For Delhi's Lockdown Assessment

Publish On: 19 Apr, 2020 03:36 PM | Updated   |   Madhurima  

NEW DELHI: In an order, Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Dev on Sunday directed for maintaining 'status-quo' with regard to strict implementation of the coronavirus lockdown, until the govt. does a comprehensive assessment on April 27.

In the order, Dev also directed "all the Departments of Delhi government to keep up the status quo with regard to strict implementation of guidelines issued on April 15" -- when the lockdown was extended till May 3.

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The Central government has extended the lockdown till May 3, allowing some relaxations from Monday.

Dev directed that the lockdown should be strictly followed with no kind of relaxation for extra activities "till another comprehensive assessment on April 27 or further order, whichever is earlier".

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday also announced that there'll be no relaxation during the lockdown as all the 11 districts in Delhi were hotspots and the cases have increased within the last few days.

He also said, during his digital press conference "Yesterday, of the tests we did, 25% tested positive. All the patients are asymptomatic. They didn’t know they had coronavirus. This is even more worrying,"

He also emphasised upon how he himself wants the situation where he can provide relaxation as people are facing a lot of trouble. But granting it would lead to the situation getting worse and they won't be able to forgive themselves after than. No matter how worrying the situation is, Kejriwal told everyone to not panic. 

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A total number of 186 new cases were detected within 24 hours. Delhi currently has 1,893 active cases with 42 deaths. It is the place with the second-highest number of cases after Maharashtra