Mr Kejriwal said Delhi’s health system is strained with the daily 25,000 cases that the city is witnessing now.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today announced that his government will be enforcing lockdown in the city starting Monday night for a week till April 26 as it grapples with the massive surge in Covid-19 cases. Mr Kejriwal said Delhi’s health system is strained with the daily 25,000 cases that the city is witnessing now.
Arvind Kejriwal, announcing the lockdown, said the city is grappling with the fourth wave of coronavirus. After meeting with Delhi L-G Anil Baijal, the Chief Minister announced the decision to impose lockdown from 10 pm on Monday till 5 am on April 26.
Mr Kejriwal, after his meeting with Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, addressed residents of Delhi on Monday and announced a strict lockdown in the city which recorded over 25,000 Covid-19 cases on Sunday.
“There will be a small lockdown in Delhi from 10 pm tonight. Essential services will continue. Marriage ceremonies will be allowed with a gathering of only 50 people,” Mr Kejriwal said.
Aa per sources, all private offices will have to work from home during the lockdown period in Delhi and only essential services and government establishments will function from office.
#WATCH | Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal appeals to the migrant labourers. He says, "I appeal to you with folded hands. It's a small lockdown, only for 6 days. Don't leave Delhi & go. I'm very hopeful that we won't need to further extend the lockdown…Govt will take care of you." pic.twitter.com/OsFCytHCNu
— ANI (@ANI) April 19, 2021
“Over the past few days Delhi has witnessed over 25,000 daily cases. Delhi recorded around 23,500 Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours. Such massive number of cases will crumble any functional health system in the world. Delhi’s health infrastructure is under tremendous pressure at the moment,” the Chief Minister further added.
“This morning I saw there were less than 100 ICU beds available across Delhi hospitals,” Mr Kejriwal said while addressing the citizens.
“In the next 6 days, we will make arrangements for more beds in Delhi. We thank the central government for helping us. The lockdown period will be used to arrange oxygen, medicine. I request everyone to follow the guidelines,” he added.