Madhya Pradesh government has announced a lockdown for all urban areas from 6 pm tomorrow to 6 am on Monday in a move to control the rising covid 19 cases in the state. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that "appropriate action" will be taken to control the spread of the disease, as the state reported over 4,000 cases in the last 24 hours taking the total infection tally to over 3.18 lakh.
"For cities where cases have increased, appropriate action will be taken after meeting of the crisis management group. We are making containment areas in big cities," said Mr Chouhan as reported by news agency ANI
"In view of the pandemic, use face masks, maintain social distancing and sanitise hands frequently... Not getting infected with coronavirus is the biggest service of the state today," the CM's Office tweeted in Hindi.
Indore and Bhopal - the biggest cities in the state - continue to record the highest daily spike in cases. With 866 new cases on Wednesday, Indore's tally went up to 74,895 while that of Bhopal rose to 55,255 with the addition of 618 cases. Indore now has 6,281 active cases while Bhopal has 4,681.
Over 4,000 people have died in the state due to the deadly disease while nearly 2.88 lakh have recovered.