MP to impose lockdown in all urban areas from tomorrow 6pm to Monday 6 am

Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday recorded 4,043 new coronavirus cases and 13 deaths.

Keeping in view the recent spike in covid19 cases in Madhya Pradesh, the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today announced various restrictions including a weekend lockdown to contain the transmission.

He announced that there will be a strict lockdown in all the urban areas of the state from tomorrow 6pm to Monday 6am. “We are also setting up containment zones in big cities. The government doesn’t intend to impose a complete lockdown, but as the cases are rising, it is necessary to control the spread, therefore, a weekend lockdown has been announced”, the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister said.

Talking to reporters on Thursday, he said that he has reviewed the coronavirus situation in the state and has decided to place all urban areas under lockdown for two days from 6 p.m. on Friday evening to 6 a.m. on Monday morning. During this time, all the urban areas will be completely shut.

The lockdown has already been clamped in 13 districts of the state on Sundays. Now the government has decided to do a 60-hour lockdown in all urban areas starting Friday.

The state government a day earlier had announced a night curfew in all the cities of Madhya Pradesh. But after a record 4,043 corona cases were discovered on a single day on Wednesday, the government announced a Saturday-Sunday lockdown.

The chief minister has appealed to all to wear mask, maintain social distancing and wash hands regularly.

Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday reported around 4,043 new coronavirus cases, taking the total infections tally in the state to 3, 18,014.



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