The city streets look deserted during a nighttime curfew imposed due to the increase in coronavirus cases in Bhopal. | Photo credit: PTI
- A total of 2,126 patients have been released to the state in the past 24 hours, bringing the recovery count in Madhya Pradesh to 2.87,869.
- Indore’s caseload rose to 74,895 with 866 new cases, while Bhopal’s total climbed to 55,255 with 618 additional infections
Bhopal: The alarming surge in coronavirus cases has forced the Madhya Pradesh government to take drastic action to help contain the chain of transmission in the state, with Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announcing lockdown measures for the weekends on Thursday without a particular schedule.
“There will be a lockdown in all urban areas across Madhya Pradesh from 6pm on Friday to 6am on Monday. We are also setting up containment zones in major cities. My intention was never to impose a complete lockdown, ”Madhya Pradesh’s chief minister announced on Thursday.
Madhya Pradesh yesterday reported 4,043 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total infections in the state to 3.18,014. With 13 more dead, the death toll rose to 4,086, the health department said. the state.
A total of 2,126 patients have been released to the state in the past 24 hours, bringing the number of convalescence in Madhya Pradesh to 2,87869.
Indore’s caseload rose to 74,895 with 866 new cases, while Bhopal’s total climbed to 55,255 with 618 additional infections.
Four other deaths were reported in Indore, bringing the district toll to 981; deaths in Bhopal climbed to 641 with another casualty.
There are currently 6,281 active cases in Indore, while Bhopal has 4,681.
Madhya Pradesh recorded 22,503 new cases of Covid-19 on March 31, including 100 deaths.
With 33,419 new tests, the total number of samples tested for the coronavirus in the state has so far crossed 65.95 lakh.