AsiaA police officer at a checkpoint during a previous weekend lockdown in New Delhi. (Photo: AFP/Sajjad HUSSAIN)19 Apr 2021 04:13PMShare this contentBookmarkNEW DELHI: India's capital New Delhi will impose a week-long lockdown from Monday (Apr 19) night, officials said, as the megacity struggles to contain a
huge surge in COVID-19 caseswith hospitals running out of beds and oxygen supplies low.The vast nation of 1.3 billion people reported a record high of 273,810 infections on Monday - the fifth consecutive day of more than 200,000 cases.AdvertisementAdvertisement
In Delhi - the worst-hit city in India - 25,500 fresh cases were reported on Sunday, with almost one-third of those tested returning positive coronavirus results."Delhi's health system is at a tipping point. The COVID-19 situation is pretty critical," Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said in a televised address. headtopics.comRead more: CNA »
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