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Covid-19 Lockdown in Delhi From Tonight Till April 26

Published On Apr 19, 2021 12:00 AM By Yamini Sharma

In a wake to curb the resurgence of Covid-19 cases, lockdown will be imposed in Delhi, starting from tonight. It must be noted that the national capital Delhi is witnessing a high rise in Covid-19 cases. On Sunday, the biggest daily jump with 25,462 fresh cases in the tally and a high positivity rate of 29.74% was noticed. The numbers mean that almost every third sample being tested in Delhi is turning out to be positive. Announced by Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, the six-day lockdown, will be imposed from 10pm on April 19 to 5am on April 26. 

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During the Covid-19 lockdown in Delhi, all gatherings at public places as well as movement as specified under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) shall remain prohibited. However, according to the order issued by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), all essential services and emergency response personnel shall be exempted from the restrictions. As an exception this time, government offices will be allowed to function, whereas private offices shall be required to ask their employees to work from home. 

The Chief Minister, during the lockdown announcement also emphasised that more beds will also be set up. Currently, two teams have been deployed by the Delhi government to directly monitor procurement & supply of medical oxygen as well as the anti-viral drug Remdesivir amid a shortage of both, following a significant rise in coronavirus cases in the national capital. 

Arvind Kejriwal made an appeal to the migrant workers to not leave Delhi to return to their respective hometowns. The chief minister added he has been against lockdowns, moreover, the Delhi government will use the lockdown period for arranging oxygen and medicines. The Chief Minister requested people to follow the novel coronavirus lockdown rules.

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Disclaimer: This article is issued in the general public interest and meant for general information purposes only. Readers are advised not to rely on the contents of the article as conclusive in nature and should research further or consult an expert in this regard.

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