Amidst the worsening Covid-19 situation in Delhi, the Arvind Kejriwal government has imposed a complete lockdown in the national capital from the night of 19 April. The restrictions will remain in place till next Monday morning (26 April). The decision was taken during a meeting attended by Kejriwal, L-G Anil Baijal and other officials. The government has, however, exempted essential services during the lockdown period. All private and government offices have been asked to work remotely.
The restrictions will remain in place from 10 PM tonight till 5 AM next 26 April. Kejriwal said that city’s health system is under stress, adding that hospitals are facing a shortage of oxygen and ICU beds.
“In order to prevent a total collapse, L-G Anil Baijal and I took this decision. And in this duration, essential services will be allowed and more beds will be set up,” the Chief Minister said.
“I won’t say our health system has collapsed but it is at an alarming stage due to the resurgence,” Kejriwal further said, adding the overall situation in the city was critical.
Delhi Lockdown: What’s allowed and what’s not
- Ration shops, fruit and vegetable shops, milk and meat shops
- Medical Store, News Paper Hawker
- Banks, ATMs, Insurance Offices, SEBI Offices
- Telecom, Internet services, cable service
- Delivery of essential goods
- Petrol Pump, CNG Pump, Gas Agency
- Private security service
- Essential services will only operate
- Units producing essential commodities
- Restaurant Delivery
- Supply of water and electricity
- Religious places will remain open but devotees are not allowed to go.
- Malls, gyms, spas, auditoriums will remain closed
- The restaurants will not be allowed dine-in facility
- People attending weddings in the state to be given e-passes to facilitate movement. Only 50 people will be allowed
- No restriction on people traveling to railway stations, airport
- Cinema halls will operate with 30% capacity during weekdays and will remain closed on the weekends
- Enforcement of COVID norms will be strictly implemented in public places