New Delhi: April 19, 2021 Delhi will be under a six-day lockdown from 10 pm tonight to 5 am next Monday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced, calling it a necessary step to prevent a bigger crisis in the capital. Only essential services will be allowed. “If we don’t impose a lockdown now, we might face a bigger calamity. The government will take full care of you. We took this tough decision taking the situation into consideration,” Arvind Kejriwal said. “The six-day lockdown will help us arrange more beds and supplies.” Mr Kejriwal said ICU beds were almost over and oxygen levels were critically low in the city. He shared that one private hospital had run out of oxygen at 3 am on Saturday, which could have escalated into a massive crisis. “We are not trying to scare you…I won’t say the health system has collapsed but it is really stressed. There are limits to any system.” All private offices will Work From Home and only government offices and essential services will be open, say reports. Groceries, shops selling food and medicine and newspapers will be open. Banks, ATMs, insurance offices will be open. Home deliveries and takeaways will also be allowed.