New Delhi (NVI): Madhya Pradesh government has imposed lockdown in four districts including urban areas of Chhindwara district, Ratlam city, Betul and Khargone, in the wake of a surge in COVID-19 cases.
The curbs on all four districts have come into effect from today and will continue till 6 am on April 5.
Earlier, the state government had imposed Sunday Lockdown in 12 districts including these four amid a peak in COVID-19 cases.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday told reporters that separate teams of senior officials have been sent to these four districts to assess the coronavirus situation there and provide assistance to the local administration in the fight against the pandemic.
As per Ministry of Health data, 18,057 active COVID-19 cases were recorded with 961 new cases as of April 2. With 12 more deaths in the last 24 hours, the death toll in the state stood at 3,998.