The Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday introduced a whole lockdown in Chhindwara district efficient for the following
seven days starting from eight pm Thursday amid surge in covid-19 instances. The curb was made after Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan held a high-level covid-review assembly in Bhopal.
“Full lockdown in your complete Chhindwara district for the following 7 days from eight pm on Thursday. There shall be a whole lockdown for the following 2 days from eight pm tonight (Wednesday) in Shajapur metropolis”, mentioned a press release issued by the Chief Minister’s Workplace (CMO) in a tweet.
Chhindwara district which has borders with Maharashtra is dealing with an elevated danger of covid-19 infections resulting from routine actions in border areas. Maharashtra is India’s worst Covid-19-hit states amid contemporary wave of infections with the state tally reaching 31,73.261 on Wednesday.
In view of accelerating instances of Covid-19, the state authorities ordered all authorities places of work of the state to be open 5 days per week (Monday to Friday), from 10 am to six pm for the following three months. “The federal government places of work will stay closed on Saturday-Sunday,” it mentioned.
The federal government additionally introduced a lockdown on each Sunday in city areas of all districts until additional orders. Night time curfew from 10 pm to six am was additionally ordered. Smaller containment zones in city areas might have 7 to 10-day lockdowns, the state division of dwelling mentioned.
Earlier within the day, Chief Minister Chouhan had mentioned that lockdown is the final choice for his authorities and solely these areas the place public lives are in danger shall be put beneath full lockdown.
In the meantime, the state is observing a attainable scarcity of oxygen provide and cities like Indore is operating out of Remdesivir injections. On Wednesday, state capital Bhopal reported 657 contemporary instances of infections.