LAST UPDATED: April 20, 2021, 2:47 a.m.
New Delhi: As soon as the announcement of the lockdown of 6 days from 10 pm on Monday night in Delhi was made, there was a massive rush of people at bus stations and railway stations.
A large number of people gathered at the bus stands at Anand Vihar and Sarai Kale Khan to go home.
Earlier, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had appealed to the people not to return home, but the appeal proved to be ineffective.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced the lockdown on Monday morning. After this, the Delhi Chief Minister released a video message saying, “I appeal to all the citizens of Delhi that we have taken this decision very hard.”
“You all know that I have been strongly against lockdown. I have always opposed lockdown. I believe the lockdown does not eliminate the coronavirus pandemic. The lockdown reduces the speed of the coronavirus pandemic.
“I always believe that if the health system of a state reaches its limit, then it is necessary to impose a lockdown so that the number of patients is reduced. So that the health system can be further improved,” Delhi Cm Arvind Kejriwal said.
The Delhi CM said, “I appeal to all the citizens of Delhi to follow this lockdown with full discipline. We have taken this decision only for the safety of you people. I sincerely hope that you will definitely support me like every other time. Together we will fight this situation and will definitely win.”
“I want to appeal to all my expatriate brothers, this is a small lockdown, do not leave Delhi. I sincerely hope that the cases will start decreasing soon and we will not have to increase these lockdowns.”