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MP govt imposes lockdown in all urban areas from Friday 6 pm-Monday 6 am, containment zones in main cities
Night curfew will be clamped in all the urban areas of the state till further orders
The alarming spike in coronavirus cases has forced the Madhya Pradesh government to take drastic measures to help contain the chain of transmission in the state, with Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday announcing lockdown measures for weekends without a particular timeline.
“There will be a lockdown in all urban areas of the entire Madhya Pradesh from 6 pm on Friday till 6 am on Monday. We are also setting up containment zones in big cities. My intention has never been to impose a complete lockdown,” the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister announced on Thursday.'
MP school teacher sets up mini-library on his scooter to teach rural children from different villages
Madhya Pradesh yesterday reported 4,043 new coronavirus cases, taking the infections tally in the state to 3,18,014. With 13 more fatalities, the death toll has climbed to 4,086, the state health department said.