Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announces six-day lockdown

The national capital will be under a six-day lockdown from Monday 10 pm to 5 am April 26.


Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced that the national capital will be under a six-day lockdown from Monday 10 pm to 5 am April 26 to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The Delhi chief minister made the announcement after meeting Lieutenant Anil Baijal earlier in the day. The national capital was placed under complete curfew during the weekend - April 16 to April 19 and a complete night curfew is imposed in the city from 10 pm to 5 am till April 30.

Speaking in a video conference, Kejriwal said, "Delhi is facing the fourth wave of COVID-19. Delhi's health system is under stress. I will not say that the system has collapsed but it has reached its limits."

Harsh measures will have to be taken to prevent a collapse of the health system. If we don't enforce a lockdown now, we could be staring at a bigger disaster, Kejriwal added.

On Sunday, Delhi reported 25,462 new COVID-19 cases and 161 deaths, taking the total active cases in the national capital to 74,941.

First Published:April 19, 2021, 2:42 p.m.

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