A weekend curfew was already on in the capital but has now been extended.
Delhi will be under a complete curfew from Monday night to the morning of April 26.
Covid-19: India’s daily cases rise by record 273,810
According to NDTV, the one-week curfew extends the weekend curfew that was already in place in the capital.
— ANI (@ANI) April 19, 2021
The move comes amidst a record rise in Covid cases in the city, with new 25,462 cases being recorded on Sunday alone. Delhi also shows a nearly 30 per cent positivity rate, with almost every third sample being tested turning out Covid-positive.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said less than 100 ICU beds are available in hospitals in the capital.