MP to impose night curfew in Bhopal, Indore from tomorrow
In light of a rise in the number of coronavirus infections, the Madhya Pradesh government on Tuesday ordered fresh curbs. The state government has decided to impose a night curfew in Bhopal and Indore from Wednesday. The decision was taken at a review meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday amid concerns over a second wave of the virus.
Markets to shut at 10 pm in 8 districts
Starting Wednesday, a night curfew will be imposed in Bhopal and Indore until further orders. Markets will be shut from 10 pm in Betul, Burhanpur, Chhindwara, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Khargone, Ratlam, and Ujjain—eight districts that share borders with Maharashtra. Travelers returning from Maharashtra will be subjected to week-long isolation in these eight districts, where attendance capacity will be capped at 50% in closed halls.
How bad is the outbreak in Madhya Pradesh?
Madhya Pradesh has reported a total of 2,70,208 COVID-19 infections, which includes 3,891 deaths, 5,286 active cases, and 2,61,031 recoveries. The state added 817 new cases and one fresh fatality on Tuesday. Bhopal and Indore are emerging as COVID-19 hotspots with both districts having more than 1,000 active infections. In Ujjain, those violating the mask rule are being sent to jails temporarily.
Yesterday, Maharashtra ordered fresh COVID-19 curbs
Maharashtra, the worst-hit state in India, issued fresh COVID-19 restrictions for hotels, theaters, and offices on Monday. Wedding gatherings are capped at 50, while all other public gatherings— social, cultural, political, and religious—have been banned. Maharashtra has reported a total of 23,47,328 COVID-19 infections, which includes 52,996 deaths, 1,38,813 active cases, and 21,54,253 recoveries. The state added 17,864 new cases and 87 fresh fatalities.