Due to the wake of increasing daily cases of the Covid-19, the CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced the lockdown, which will be in effect on Friday from 6 pm and it will end on Monday 6 am.
On Thursday, the CM of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced a 60-hour weekend lockdown in the states’ urban areas due to the wake of increasing daily cases of the Covid-19. On Friday from 6 pm, the lockdown will be in effect and it will end on Monday 6 am.
The CM said, “In the wake of Covid-19 situation, there will be a lockdown from 6pm on Friday to 6am on Monday in all urban areas of Madhya Pradesh. For cities where cases have increased, appropriate action will be taken after a meeting of the crisis management group. We’re making containment areas in big cities.”
On Wednesday, the state government directed a daily night curfew over Madhya Pradesh’s all urban areas, till further orders and today Chouhan’s announcement of lockdown comes. As per the order of the state government, the night curfew will be in effect from 10 pm to 6 am.
The order also declared to operate all government offices from Monday to Friday, for five days a week for the next 3 months. Additionally, on Thursday, the entire Chhindwara district will enter a lockdown for the next 7 days from 8 pm.
The state government has announced multiple measures in the last few days to control the pandemic’s spread, including suspending bus services till 15th April with the neighbouring state, Chhattisgarh.
The Covid-19 case tally reached 318,014 on Wednesday with 4,043 fresh cases, as per the health department. Meanwhile, the death toll is at 4,086 with 13 new fatalities. 287,860 people have recovered so far while active cases are at 26,059. The largest city of the state, Indore is also the worst-hit following Bhopal.