The Delhi government on Monday announced a complete lockdown in the city from tonight 10 pm till next Monday morning amid a spurt in Covid-19 cases.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal held a meeting with Lieutenant governor Anil Baijal on Monday to discuss the Covid situation in the city.
Speaking at a press conference in Delhi after the meeting, Kejriwal said the lockdown is only for 6 days.
The lockdown will start from 10 pm today and will be enforced until next Monday 5 am.
During the lockdown, employees of all private offices will work from home and only government offices will remain open, All essential services will be allowed in the city.
Marriages will be allowed with only 50 people in attendance who will be issued passes.
Delhi recorded around 23,500 COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours, said Kejriwal.
"So far, we had been managing the health infrastructure successfully but with such high number of daily cases, our health system is crumbling", said Kejriwal in a press conference after the meeting.
"If we don't impose a lockdown now, a big tragedy might take place", he said.
A weekend curfew had already been imposed in the national capital which is witnessing a massive spurt in Covid cases.
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.