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Weeklong Lockdown in Dist Bordering Maharashtra, Two-day Clampdown in Shajapur as Cases Rise in MP

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Chhindwara district which has borders with Maharashtra is dealing with an elevated threat of covid-19 infections as a consequence of routine actions in border areas.

  • News18 Bhopal
  • Last Updated:April 07, 2021, 22:01 IST
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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 circumstances. The curb was made after Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan held a high-level covid-review assembly in Bhopal.

“Complete lockdown in the entire Chhindwara district for the next 7 days from 8 pm on Thursday. There will be a complete lockdown for the next 2 days from 8 pm tonight (Wednesday) in Shajapur city”, stated a press release issued by the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) in a tweet.

Chhindwara district which has borders with Maharashtra is dealing with an elevated threat of covid-19 infections as a consequence of 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 circumstances of Covid-19, the state authorities ordered all authorities places of work of the state to be open 5 days every week (Monday to Friday), from 10 am to six pm for the following three months. “The government offices will remain closed on Saturday-Sunday,” it stated.

The authorities additionally introduced a lockdown on each Sunday in city areas of all districts until additional orders. Night 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 residence stated.

Earlier within the day, Chief Minister Chouhan had stated that lockdown is the final choice for his authorities and solely these areas the place public lives are in danger might be put below full lockdown.

Meanwhile, the state is observing a doable scarcity of oxygen provide and cities like Indore is working out of Remdesivir injections. On Wednesday, state capital Bhopal reported 657 contemporary circumstances of infections.

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