The government of the Indian state of Delhi, in which the country’s capital is located, has extended the current detention until June 7, which was extended by seven days last weekend.
However, taking advantage of the downward trend observed since the reintroduction of detention, the authorities will allow textile and construction companies to resume business on this occasion under certain security conditions.
Delhi recorded 956 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, the lowest number in more than two months, and 122 more deaths from the infection, while the positivity rate fell from 36 percent in March to 1.19 percent by the Ministry of Health and the NDTV network collected.
This is the first time since March 22, when the number was 888, that the number of cases has fallen below the 1,000 mark. On March 21, 823 cases were recorded.
Prime Minister Arvind Kejriwal applauded that the number of infections has fallen to a thousand after a long time. “I hope that as the number of cases decreases, we will unlock more districts in the coming weeks. We want economic activity to be reactivated,” he said.
According to the Ministry of Health, the country has recorded around 165,500 cases of infection and more than 3,400 deaths in the past 24 hours. A total of 27.8 million cases, including more than 2.1 million active, and 325,972 deceased.