The Madhya Pradesh Government has announced a 60-hour lockdown in the State’s urban areas following rapid spike in COVID-19 cases.

As the State is witnessing a spike in COVID-19 cases, all urban areas in Madhya Pradesh will go into a lockdown from 6pm on Friday to 6am on Monday.

The 60-hour lockdown has been announced by the Madhya Pradesh Government in a bid to bring under control and contain the spread of COVID-19.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that “appropriate action” would be taken for cities in the State with rising cases after a crisis meet.

“For cities where cases have increased, appropriate action will be taken after meeting of crisis management group. We are making containment areas in big cities,” Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said.

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Meanwhile, a complete 7-day lockdown has been announced for the entire district of Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh.

Lockdown will come into force in entire Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh from 8pm Thursday onwards.

On the other hand, a 2-day lockdown has also been imposed in Shajapur city.

Lockdown in Shajapur city has come into force from 8pm Wednesday onwards.

Other districts where COVID-19 related restrictions have been imposed are: Gwalior, Ujjain, Vidisha, Narsinghpur, Indore, Bhopal and Jabalpur.

Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday reported 4,043 fresh COVID-19 positive cases, taking the tally of infections to 3,18,014, while 13 fatalities pushed the toll to 4,086, the state health department said.

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