Lockdown in urban MP areas from tmrw

at 3:15 pm
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New Delhi (NVI): In the wake of COVID-19 situation, Madhya Pradesh government today imposed lockdown for weekends without a particular timeline to contain the chain of transmission in the state.

“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,” Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said.

A total of 4,043 COVID-19 cases were reported in the state yesterday, taking the infections tally in the state to 3,18,014. With 13 more fatalities, the death toll has climbed to 4,086.

A total of 2,126 patients were discharged in the state in the past 24 hours, taking the recovery count in Madhya Pradesh to 2,87,869.