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Delhi announces 6-day lockdown starting Monday night


Apr 19, 2021

New Delhi, April 19

Battling a punishing fourth wave of the COVID pandemic, New Delhi is all set to go under a six-day lockdown starting 10 pm tonight until 5 am on April 26, Monday, after chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced the decision today.

Urging cooperation of locals, the CM said the lockdown had become necessary to prevent a situation where people started dying on the roads or in hospital corridors.

“We cannot have people dying on the roads,” a visibly shaken Chief Minister said, noting that New Delhi had successfully faced the first three waves and the severe third wave in which cases peaked to 8,500 a day.

The CM said the six-day lockdown span would be used to prepare the health system, augment hospital bed capacity, arrange medical oxygen supplies and medicines including Remdesivir, which are all in critically short supply.



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