Coronavirus: Lockdown in Delhi being extended by one week, says CM Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced that the lockdown in national Capital was being extended by a week amid a surge in coronavirus cases.
Meanwhile, India received its first batch of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine.
India recorded 4,01,993 cases on Saturday, the highest ever since the pandemic began last year, setting a new global record of single-day infections. With this, the country’s tally of infections rose to 1,91,64,969. The toll climbed to 2,11,853 after 3,523 new deaths were registered in 24 hours.
The coronavirus has now infected 15.09 people across the world and killed over 31.76 lakh since the pandemic broke out in December 2019, according to Johns Hopkins University. Over 8.79 crore people have recovered from the infection.