Taking into account rising COVID-19 cases in the national capital, the Arvind Kejriwal-drove Delhi government is thinking about a proposition to force a night curfew in Delhi, as indicated by the sources. A request to impose a night curfew in Delhi has been sent to the Chief Minister for his freedom taking into account rising Covid cases, the authority sources said. A senior government official said on Monday, April 5, “A proposal for imposing a night curfew in the state is under consideration. The details are being discussed, including the time period of the curfew which could be from 10 pm to 5 am."
On Friday, April 2, the Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, stated that the state was already under the fourth wave of coronavirus infections, however, no lockdown had been imposed. He said in press brief, “As per the current situation, we are not considering imposing a lockdown. We are closely monitoring the situation and such a decision will only be taken after due public consultation."
On Monday, as per the Delhi government health department, a total of 3,548 new infections of COVID-19 and 15 deaths were reported within the previous 24 hours. However, on Monday, Delhi reported 3,548 fresh cases, taking the total number of cases in Delhi to 6,79,962. The positivity rate stood at 5.54 percent.
According to official data from the sources, there are overall 2,910 beds available for Covid-19 patients in hospitals that are run by the government. The number of beds has been increased in 11 such government hospitals, including Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital, Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital, GTB Hospital, Burari Hospital, and Ambedkar Hospital, among others. On Saturday, April 3, the government of Delhi had strictly instructed 33 private hospitals to increase the number of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds for increasing Covid-19 patients.