Lockdown Imposed In Delhi For Six Days Amid Rising Covid Cases, Large Queue Forms Outside Liquor Stores

Lockdown Imposed In Delhi For Six Days Amid Rising Covid Cases, Large Queue Forms Outside Liquor StoresDelhi CM Arvind Kejriwal (Mohd Zakir/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

In the wake of the unabated resurgence of new Covid-19 cases in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday declared a six-day lockdown starting from 10 pm tonight till 6 am on 26 April.

He made the announcement during a televised address in which he said the fourth wave of the pandemic in Delhi has brought healthcare services to the brink of collapse.

Following the news of the lockdown a large queue of people formed outside a liquor store in Gole Market area and Khan Market.

As the city logged around 23,000 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, Kejriwal and Baijal held a meeting earlier in the day to discuss the overall situation.

"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.

With Inputs From IANS