The per-day cases of covid infected people have been risen abruptly and reached the all-time maximum of 25,476 cases in the national capital of the country. Whenever matters of national importance and security is talked about, the national capital always holds a special and privileged position in matters of concern. Following the trend, the speed with which the cases of infected personnel have started increasing in Delhi has become a great matter of concern for both the central and Delhi’s government.
In order to curb the surge in the cases, the Chief Minister of New Delhi and the Aam Admi Party Supremo Arvind Kejriwal has declared the week-long lockdown. The Chief Minister announced that the lockdown would come into force from Monday 10 pm till 5 am on next Monday which means till the morning of 26th April., Delhi would be under complete lockdown. All the essential services, food services and medical service would be working as per their routine.
The main events like wedding functions and gatherings have been limited to 50 people for whom the passes would be passed separately by the assigned authority. The decision came right after the meeting of the Chief Minister of Delhi and the Lt. Governor over the worsening of the situation in the capital. Arvind Kejriwal said that there has been an acute shortage of oxygen cylinders in Delhi as well as there happens to be tremendous pressure on the medical staff and facilities already.
The time which would be gained from the lockdown would be devoted solely towards the gathering of the resources like oxygen cylinders and more beds for the patients. CM Kejriwal even showed gratitude to the central government for giving a helping hand to the state at such times of crisis. The Chief Minister has also urged the labour and workers to not leave the capital as this lockdown would not extend and definitely, the government would be helping them.
The critical steps of lockdown on weekends was taken on the basis of the sudden increase in the number of cases of Covid-19 affected people. The pressure which it has been making on the medical facilities and infrastructure along with the related staff is really tremendous which also needs to be kept in the notice. As on record, the number stands out to cross the 25,000 marks as on 19th April 2021. The number of cases really shook the Chief Minister as well as the people concerned as it was really an unexpected thing to happen.