Delhi To Impose Six Days Curfew From Tonight To Next Monday: Kejriwal
New Delhi: Amid the rise in Coronavirus cases, the Delhi Government has declared 6 days curfew from tonight it will continue till the next Monday morning.
On Sunday, Delhi recorded the biggest spike in a single day of 25,462 fresh Covid positive cases.
Earlier weekend curfew has been imposed in Delhi to break the chain of transmission but the continuous violation of the rules has helped rise in Covid cases.
Reportedly the decision was taken when Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal this morning addressed the media where he mentioned that the fourth wave of the pandemic in Delhi has brought healthcare services to the brink of collapse.
An official government source informed that, Delhi will be under curfew from tonight till early morning next Monday. All private offices will be directed to work from home.
The official further said that, only those dealing with essential services will be allowed. Government offices will also be allowed. Other essential services will also be permitted.
“I won’t say our health system has collapsed but it is at an alarming stage due to the resurgence,” Kejriwal said, adding the overall situation in the city was critical.
On Sunday, he had stated that less than 100 ICU beds were available in Delhi and there was a shortage of Oxygen too in Delhi’s hospitals.