New Delhi extends virus lockdown as India cases hit new record

Published April 25, 2021, 3:17 PM

by Agence-France-Presse

India’s capital New Delhi will extend its week-long lockdown, officials said Sunday, as the country’s COVID-19 crisis grows with infections and deaths hitting new record highs.

“We have decided to extend the lockdown by one week… The havoc of corona(virus) continues and there is no respite. Everyone is in favour of extending the lockdown,” Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said in a video statement.

 
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