The increasing number of coronavirus cases has forced the Madhya Pradesh government to take drastic steps to help contain the chain of transmission in the state.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday announced lockdown measures for weekends without a particular timeline.
In the wake of #COVID19 situation, there'll 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 meeting of crisis mgmt group. We're making containment areas in big cities: MP CM pic.twitter.com/r7nArPxXCz— ANI (@ANI) April 8, 2021
“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.
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.