Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday self-quarantined himself after wife Sunita tested positive for Covid-19. However, no official statement has been released so far.
Last year in June, the CM had got himself tested for Covid-19 infections after he developed symptoms like fever and sore throat, raising concerns of being positive. However, later his Covid test report came negative.
As Delhi is on a 6-day lockdown, Kejriwal urged people to stay at home during the six-day lockdown in Delhi amid the spiralling Covid-19 crisis. He said that the decision was taken in view of their health and safety.
The decision was taken after the CM held a meeting with Lieutenant General Anil Baijal in the wake of the biggest single day spike in the Covid-19 infections since the pandemic broke out last year. After the meeting Kejriwal announced that the city will be under complete curfew from 10 pm tonight to 6 am next Monday, April 26.
The Delhi CM said all private offices will Work From Home and only government offices and essential services, food services, medical services will continue. Weddings can be held with a gathering of only 50 people, passes will be issued separately for it. A detailed order will be issued shortly.
Delhi’s health system has been stretched to its limit, is under stress. Harsh measures will have to be taken to prevent a collapse of the health system, he added.
Arvind Kejriwal had said in the last 3-4 days, around 25,000 cases have been reported. Positivity rate and infection have increased. If 25,000 patients come every day then the system will crumble, there’s a shortage of beds, he had said.