India's Delhi to lock down for six days as COVID-19 outbreak worsens

The city was also facing acute shortages of hospital beds, medical oxygen supplies


Reuters April 19, 2021
A man rides a rickshaw on a deserted street during a curfew to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi, India, April 6, 2021. REUTERS

NEW DELHI:

The Indian capital New Delhi will be under a strict lockdown for six days starting on Monday night, the city's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, adding the healthcare system was at a breaking point because of the worsening COVID-19 outbreak.

The city was also facing acute shortages of hospital beds, medical oxygen supplies and key medicines such as the anti-viral Remdesivir, Kejriwal said.

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