Chhattisgarh: 7-day lockdown in Raipur, Birgaon from July 22

New Delhi (NVI): Due to the rising number of coronavirus cases, the district administration has imposed seven-day lockdown in Raipur and Birgaon Municipal Corporation areas from July 22.

According to the order issued by the Raipur district administration, the lockdown will stay effective till July 28 in both the areas.

However, selling of essential items such as fruit, vegetables, milk etc. will be allowed from 6am till 10am during the lockdown period.

Only people on emergency medical duty or serving essential services will be allowed to commute.

All government, semi-government and private offices will remain shut during this period. In addition to this, public transports will remain closed.

Moreover, a total of 200 containment zones have been identified in Raipur and Birgaon municipal corporation areas, of which, 165 are still active.

In Raipur district, 1,172 positive cases have been registered till date, of which more than 950 cases have been reported in the last one month.

So far, Chhattisgarh has recorded 5,407 coronavirus cases and 24 deaths from to the deadly contagion.

-RJV