Delhi to be under a six-day lockdown

2021-04-19 at 14:46

India’s Delhi will be under a six-day lockdown from 10 tonight to 5 am on Monday.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today announced that since the second and more deadly wave of coronavirus showing little signs of slowing down.

Food, groceries, fruits and vegetables shops, pharmaceuticals, medicines and medical equipment and newspaper distribution will be allowed.

Banks, insurance offices and ATMs offices will also be open.

The Delhi government said all private offices will be directed to work from home and only those dealing with essential services will be allowed.

The decision was taken in a Covid-19 review meeting held between Delhi lieutenant governor Anil Baijal and chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Yesterday, Delhi recorded the biggest jump in its daily Covid tally with 25,462 fresh cases and a positivity rate of nearly 30 per cent, which means almost every third sample being tested in the city is turning out positive.

A day before, 24,375 Covid cases and 167 deaths were reported in the city.