New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday extended the lockdown in the national capital till May 17. Warning of stricter curbs, Kejriwal said that metro services will also remain suspended in the national capital from Monday till May 17. The Delhi Chief Minister had first imposed a lockdown on April 19 which was extended on April 25 and May 1 respectively.

India has been hit by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic that has led to an unprecedented hike in daily cases, forcing several states and union territories (UTs) to impose lockdowns and night curfews. Currently, India has 37.36 lakh active cases while over 2.42 lakh patients have succumbed to the infection.

Here are the highlights of the day:

16:23 pm: At a time when people of Delhi are gasping for breath and BJP, RSS and other organisations are helping people, Delhi government's ministers and MLAs are involved in black-marketing and hoarding of medicines and oxygen. Delhi government and AAP are responsible for this crisis, says Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta.

Earlier on March 6, central government warned Delhi government about the arrangements of procurement of oxygen but they didn't do anything. But when they got pressure from hospitals, they (Delhi government) on April 18 started looking for vendors for cryogenic oxygen tanker, he added.

15:15 pm: Delhi reports 13,336 new COVID-19 cases, 273 deaths and 14,738 recoveries in the last 24 hours.

Total cases: 13,23,567

Death toll: 19,344

Total recoveries: 12,17,991

Active cases: 86,232

14:58 pm: 23 COVID-19 patients left Hindu Rao Hospital without informing in the last couple of weeks. We've informed DDMA and police about this. We've all their details and most of them are either home quarantined or admitted in other hospitals, says NDMC Mayor Jai Prakash.

14:40 pm: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik has sanctioned Rs 60 lakhs from CMRF to feed stray animals during COVID-19 lockdown in five municipal corporations, 48 municipalities, and 61 NACs: CMO

14:12 pm: Also Read -- Jammu and Kashmir COVID Restrictions: 'Corona curfew' extended till May 17 | Check Guidelines here

12:48 pm: Government of India has so far provided more than 17.56 cr vaccine doses to states and UTs free of cost. More than 72 lakh doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered. Over 46 lakh doses in addition will be received by them in the next 3 days, says Union Health Ministry.

12:30 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the chief ministers of Punjab, Karnataka, Bihar and Uttarakhand on the COVID-19 related situation in their states, reports ANI quoting government sources.

12:15 pm: BREAKING: Delhi government has extended the lockdown till May 17. Read full story here

12:02 pm: Amid increasing COVID-19 cases, 'War Room' - Unified Command Centre has been constituted as a single nodal point for disease control activities to monitor government and private activities in State. Monitoring Officers have been inducted for compliance, says Tamil Nadu government.

12:01 pm: We've started installing oxygen plants in Hamirpur parliamentary constituency and in the next 10-15 days they will start functioning. In a record time of 1-month, we will deliver 3 oxygen plants in Hamirpur, says MoS Finance Anurag Thakur.

11:38 am: BREAKING: Partial 'corona curfew' imposed in Uttar Pradesh extended till May 17, says ACS Information Navneet Sehgal.

10:57 am: Department of Expenditure has released Rs 8,923.8 crore to 25 states for providing grants to the Rural Local Bodies (RLBs). It may be utilised by the RLBs, among other things, for various prevention and mitigation measures needed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, says Ministry of Finance.

10:56 am: Vehicular movement being strictly checked in Kochi as Kerala is under complete lockdown till May 16.

10:18 am: People throng COVID norms in Karnataka's Hubli market ahead of state-wide lockdown from May 10.

10:01 am: We've opened 3 oxygen centers where people can deposit their empty cylinders and in 24 to 48 hours they will get refilled cylinders. People have to bring their Aadhaar card, patient's Aadhaar card and doctor's prescription, says Meerut Municipal Corporation Commissioner.

9:43 am: India reports 4,03,738 new COVID-19 cases, 3,86,444 discharges, and 4,092 deaths in the last 24 hours, says Union Health Ministry.

Total cases: 2,22,96,414

Total discharges: 1,83,17,404

Death toll: 2,42,362

Active cases: 37,36,648

Total vaccination: 16,94,39,663

9:28 am: The total number of samples tested up to May 8 is 30,22,75,471 including 18,65,428 samples tested yesterday, says ICMR.

9:14 am: Odisha reports 10,635 new positive cases and 7,664 recoveries. The COVID-19 caseload in the state now stands at 5,34,842.

8:50 am: Also Read -- Rajasthan Shocker! 21 die in as many days after attending burial of COVID positive man in Kheerva

8:20 am: Just In: Mizoram reports 169 new cases taking the number of active cases in the state to 1,951.

8:05 am: Earlier, English Jagran had reported that the lockdown will likely be extended in Delhi till May 17. Read full story here

8:00 am: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is expected to take a final call regarding the extension of the lockdown in the national capital today.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma