Weeklong curfew doubtless in Delhi from tonight


New Delhi, April 19

The Delhi government is likely to impose a curfew from tonight till next Monday morning as Covid cases continue to surge.

The government is likely to make an announcement on this in a meeting scheduled for 12 pm.  

The government is likely to impose curbs like, essentials allowed; work from home mandatory for all private offices, only government offices to remain open.

Delhi on Sunday recorded the biggest jump in its daily COVID-19 tally with 25,462 fresh cases, while the positivity rate shot up to 29.74 per cent — meaning almost every third sample being tested in the city is turning out to be positive.

Delivering more bad news in an unprecedented public health crisis sweeping not just Delhi but the entire nation, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said less than 100 ICU beds are available in hospitals in the capital.

Authorities reported 161 deaths due to the disease in the last 24 hours. A day ago, 24,375 COVID-19 cases and 167 deaths were reported in the city.

 



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