COVID-19: Madhya Pradesh Announces Weekend Lockdown To Curb The Second Wave

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced a 60-hour lockdown in all urban areas of the state to curb the rise of COVID-19 cases.

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April 9, 2021

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In the wake of rising COVID-19 cases in Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday has announced a weekend lockdown in the state. The 60-hour lockdown will be active in the urban areas of the state as the government plans to curb the second wave of infections. The lockdown announced will be in effect from 6 pm on Friday to 6 am on Monday. Along with the weekend lockdown, the CM also announced a daily night curfew until further order.

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According to the orders, the curfew will stand from 10 pm to 6 am every day until any further notice. As of today, government offices will only operate five days a week for the next three months. Apart from all urban areas, the entire district of Chhindwara will be under lockdown for the next week.

Announcing the new orders, Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, “in the wake of COVID-19 situation, there will be lockdown from 6 pm on Friday to 6 am on Monday in all urban areas of MP. 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.”

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On Wednesday, the state reported a total of 4043 new COVID-19 cases and 13 deaths. While Indore, the worst-affected district in Madhya Pradesh, registered 866 cases in a day, Bhopal reported 618 new cases. Jabalpur reported 269 and Gwalior registered 181 new cases. With this, the state’s COVID-19 tally rose to 318,014.

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