Written by Staff Writer
19 Apr, 2021 | 1:29 pm
New Delhi: Delhi will be under a six-day lockdown from 10 pm on 19th April to 5 am next Monday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced, calling it necessary with resources at a breaking point in an escalating Covid crisis. Only essential services will be allowed.
“If we don’t impose a lockdown now, we might face a bigger calamity. The government will take full care of you. We took this tough decision taking the situation into consideration,” Arvind Kejriwal said.
“The six-day lockdown will help us arrange more beds and supplies.”
Kejriwal said ICU beds were almost over and oxygen levels were critically low in the city. He shared that one private hospital had run out of oxygen at 3 am on Saturday, which could have escalated into a massive crisis.
He appealed to migrant workers not to leave Delhi during what he called a ”small lockdown”.
All private offices will go back to Work From Home mode and only government offices and essential services will be open.
Grocers, shops selling food and medicine, and newspaper sellers will function. Banks, ATMs, insurance offices will operate. Home deliveries and takeaways will also be allowed.
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