The Indian capital New Delhi will be under a strict lockdown for six days starting on Monday night.
The healthcare system was at a breaking point because of the worsening COVID-19 outbreak, the city’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, according to Reuters.
The city was also facing acute shortages of hospital beds, medical oxygen supplies and key medicines such as the anti-viral Remdesivir, Kejriwal said.
The chief minister said the city is facing the fourth wave of Covid-19 and that harsh measures will have to be taken to prevent a collapse of the health system. “Essential services, food services, medical services will continue.