Kejriwal announces Delhi lockdown as COVID turns horrific in India
Published: 03:34 PM, 19 April 2021
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
The pandemic coronavirus has taken a horrific shape in India. The number of infected and deaths is increasing day by day in the second wave of the virus. The daily infection rate in the capital Delhi is breaking all the records of the past. As a result, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced a seven-day lockdown in the capital from midnight on April 19 to April 26.
He confirmed this at a press conference on Monday, reported NDTV.
The number of daily Covid-19 infections in the capital Delhi, as well as other cities in India, is breaking all the past records. The number of infected patients is increasing day by day. As a result, the lockdown has been decided to tackle the new disaster.
According to the new guidelines of Covid-19, issued on April 15, the auditorium, shopping mall, gym and spa will be closed altogether, but it is unknown at this time whether there will be any new restrictions will be imposed or not.
In the last 24 hours, the infection in the capital Delhi has set a new record. During this period, the number of newly infected from Covid-19 in Delhi is 25,462. More than a thousand people are infected every hour. Besides, 181 people have died during this period.
Meanwhile, news of oxygen shortage is coming from different parts of the country. The central government has banned the supply of oxygen to all industries except 9 specific industries. This decision will be effective from April 22.