New Delhi: To curb the spread of coronovirus in the city, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced a lockout in the national capital for another week till May 3. The lockout is being done for a week in Delhi till 3 May (Monday, 5 am). CM Kejriwal made this announcement while addressing a press conference today. Earlier on 19 April, CM Kejriwal had imposed a 6-day full lockout in the national capital to bring the situation under control.
Delhiites demanded from the government The survey conducted by Local Circles, a community social media platform, demanded a lockdown. A total of 48 per cent of the respondents asked the Kejriwal government to shut down two more weeks, while 68 per cent of the respondents demanded extension of the lockdown by at least one week. The survey received over 8,000 responses from residents located in all 11 districts of Delhi.
In addition, the Confederation of All India Traders, a domestic traders body, also urged the Delhi government to stop further from 26 April to bring the epidemic under control. In a letter to CM Kejriwal, CAIT said that the current data shows that the situation in Delhi is quite worrisome.
In the last few days, the number of corona-infected patients has risen significantly in Delhi. Even the death toll from Corona has started increasing now. Despite the lockdown of the last six days in the capital Delhi, there has not been any reduction in the death toll. Corona’s graph is climbing up fast. In such a situation, there is every possibility that the Delhi government may proceed to lockdown.
In view of the rapid situation in Delhi which is becoming uncontrollable and the number of corona infected patients is increasing, the Health Department has raised its hands. According to health department sources, patients are not able to get a place in the hospital due to lack of adequate resources. As compared to the demand in Delhi, very little oxygen is being available, due to which the death toll of patients is increasing. In this case, a few days more lockdown can be tried to control it.
In Delhi, the corona infection is growing so fast that the situation is seen to be out of control. Due to the ever increasing infection, 357 people have died due to corona in the last 24 hours. At the same time, 24,103 new Corona cases have been revealed. Talking about the previous figures, the number of active cases has reached 93,080 and is increasing rapidly. In Delhi, more than 1,750 people have died due to this deadly corona virus in the last 10 days.