MP District Bordering Maharashtra Placed Under 88-hour Lockdown amid Covid-19 Surge

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Chhindwara district, which shares borders with Maharashtra, the worst-hit authorities successful covid-19 cases, volition beryllium enactment nether a lockdown for 88 hours, starting from 10 p.m. connected Thursday. District collector Saurabh Kumar Suman issued orders to this effect connected Thursday evening pursuing a situation absorption committee meeting.

Lockdown comes to unit successful municipality areas and different localities successful the 5 km periphery from 10 p.m. connected April 1 to 6 americium April 5 (Monday), the bid read.

Government staff, candidates appearing successful exams, concern workers, those engaged successful concern activities and different indispensable services volition beryllium exempted from the covid-19 curbs.

Incoming travellers from Maharashtra volition beryllium enactment nether thermal screening and each incoming travellers volition beryllium allowed into the territory lone aft furnishing the Covid-19 antagonistic trial report.

Chhindwara territory has reported 40 caller cases successful the past 24 hours. The territory medication wants to curb wide actives astir Rangpanchmi (April 2). Along with 10 different districts, Chhindwara is already nether play Sunday lockdown.

Meanwhile, the Covid-19 surge successful Madhya Pradesh continued connected Thursday arsenic the authorities reported 2,546 caller cases successful the past 24 hours. Of the caller cases, Bhopal recorded 499 cases, Indore 638, Gwalior 107 and Jabalpur and 170. The 4 cities are seeing a clump of cases and person reported astir 55 per cent of the full cases recorded successful the state. Ujjain (88), Ratlam (84) and Khargone (77) were reported arsenic different hotspots with the precocious numbers of regular cases.

The authorities launched the COVID-19 vaccination for each radical aged 45 years and supra from Thursday.

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Madhya Pradesh Transport Minister Govind Singh Rajput said helium tested affirmative for the coronavirus successful a tweet connected Thursday. Rajput was among others who had shared the signifier with Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan a fewer days agone successful Damoh during bypoll campaigning.

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