Lockdown in Delhi for six days from tonight
In view of the horrific increase in Covid-19 cases in Delhi, the Kejriwal government has announced a 6-day lockdown in the capital. This lockdown will last from tonight until the morning of 26 April. The rate of Covid infection in Delhi has reached 30 percent. CM Kejriwal has announced this lockdown in view of 25,462 newly infected people in the capital on Sunday.
CM Arvind Kejriwal has taken this decision after a meeting with Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Monday morning. The CM said in the press conference that a lockdown is being imposed in Delhi for 6 days from 10 am tonight to 5 am next Monday. During this time necessary services will continue, medical arrangements, food and drink services will continue. Wedding functions will be allowed, but with 50 people, separate passes will be given for them.
He added that there were approximately 23,500 cases in the past 24 hours. The infection rate has gone up a lot. There is a huge shortage of beds in hospitals in Delhi. ICU beds are almost running out. Less than 100 ICU beds remain. There is a shortage of medicines. Kejriwal said that if 25 thousand cases come every day, then the health systems of any state can be stalled. There is a very serious situation due to Covid inside Delhi. The fourth web of Covid has arrived in Delhi.
Delhi CM appealed to migrant workers to not leave Delhi and go. With this more time will be spent traveling. In these 6 days of lockdown, we will arrange beds on a large scale in Delhi. The central government is helping us. We are grateful for this.