India’s capital to block when the country’s virus incident exceeds 15 million

New Delhi (AP) — New Delhi was put under a week-long blockade on Monday night as the explosive surge in coronavirus cases pushed the health system in the Indian capital to the limit.

At a news conference, Prime Minister Albind Keziwar said the capital was facing a shortage of oxygen and some medicines.

“I’m not saying the system has collapsed, but it’s reaching its limits,” said Keziwar, adding that “strict measures were needed to prevent the collapse of the health system.”

According to the Indian Ministry of Health on Monday, Delhi reported 25,462 cases and 161 deaths in the last 24 hours.

India reported a total of 273,810 new infections on Monday. This is the highest daily increase since the outbreak of the pandemic and now reports more than 15 million infections after the United States.

The Ministry of Health has also reported 1,619 deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, resulting in more than 178,769 casualties. India is the fourth most deadly country after the United States, Brazil and Mexico, but has a population of about 1.4 billion, far more populous than any of these countries.

The surge in cases and deaths occurs just months after India considers it to have experienced the worst of the pandemic, but experts say that even these numbers are likely to be underestimated. Stated.

Similar virus control is imposed in the most devastated state of Maharashtra, home of India’s financial capital, Mumbai. On Wednesday night, the closure of most industries, businesses and public places will last for 15 days.