Amid the rising coronavirus cases in the country, the Madhya Pradesh government has decided to extent Sunday Lockdown to five more districts as the state sees a spike in its daily covid cases, according to reports.
It has been reported that the state government has decided to impose Sunday lockdown in Vidisha, Ujjain, Gwalior, Narsinghpur, and Sausar, an official from the Madhya Pradesh information department told Live Hindustan. “The decision to this effect was taken in a high-level meeting chaired by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday,” the official said.
The government had initially announced that a lockdown to be imposed in districts like Indore, Bhopal, and Jabalpur and, later, extended it to Khargone, Betul, Chhindwara, and Ratlam and this announcement of Sunday lockdown will be in effect in 12 other districts.
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However, night curfew was announced for Indore and Bhopal earlier this month.
The official further quoted CM Chouhan as saying that “the state government has devised a three-fold strategy to control the spread of the pandemic. This includes testing people, ensuring better treatment for those found positive, and conducting vaccinations at a speedy pace across the state.”
Meanwhile, 2,091 people tested positive for Covid-19 in Madhya Pradesh, the highest single-day rise for the state in 2021, while nine more lives were lost to the viral infection on Friday and with this, the number of infections has increased to 284,265, while the death toll stands at 3,937.
Together, Indore and Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh’s financial and legislative capitals, respectively, contribute more than 50% of the state’s overall Covid-19 caseload.