It has been decided to impose a lockdown in Delhi, from 10pm tonight to 6am next Monday (26th April).Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi Lockdown News Today Live 2021: The Delhi government has impose complete six days lockdown in the national capital from Monday night amid fight with Covid-19 situation.
An exponential rise in Covid-19 cases in Delhi, Delhi Govt. has been placed lockdown from Monday night till next Monday morning ( 26 April), Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced today.
The decision was taken during a meeting attended by CM Kejriwal, L-G Anil Baijal, Delhi Police Commissioner SN Srivastava, Delhi’s deputy CM Manish Sisodia, Health Minister Satyendra Jain and other officials.
Sources told that extending the curfew for one more week was proposed by Kejriwal which the L-G approved. The city government had last week announced curfew on weekend to arrest the spread of virus.
Essential services, however, will be exempted during the weeklong curfew, sources said, adding that all private and government offices will work remotely.
Delhi Lockdown News Today Live 2021: Delhi Govt. Imposed 6 Days Strict Lockdown Till Next Monday
Delhi on Sunday recorded the biggest jump in its daily COVID-19 tally with 25,462 fresh covid positive cases, while the positivity rate shot up to 29.74%, almost every third sample being tested in the city is turning out to be positive. Authorities reported 161 deaths due to the disease in the last 24 hours. A day ago, 24,375 COVID-19 cases and 167 deaths were reported in the city.
As the situation turned serious every passing hour, Kejriwal shot off letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Commerce and Industries Minister Piyush Goyal urging them to ramp up bed capacity in central government-run hospitals and to ensure uninterrupted supply of medical oxygen.
“The COVID situation has become very serious in Delhi. There is a huge shortage of beds and oxygen. I request that at least 7,000 out of 10,000 beds in central government hospitals in Delhi be reserved for COVID patients and oxygen be immediately provided in Delhi,” he wrote in the letter to PM Modi.
Meanwhile, the city government on Monday deployed two teams of officers to monitor procurement and supply of oxygen and the Remdesivir drug amid a shortage of both following an exponential rise in COVID-19 cases.