Bhopal, April 08: Amid rising Covid-19 cases in the state, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan imposed a weekend lockdown in all the urban areas. The weekend lockdown will be enforced from 6 pm on Friday to 6 am on Monday.
While making the announcement, CM Chouhan said, "In the wake of COVID-19 situation, there will be lockdown from 6 pm on Friday to 6 am on Monday in all urban areas of MP."
He further informed that apart from the weekend lockdown, the state government has also planning to make containment zones in major cities. "For cities where cases have risen, appropriate action will be taken after meeting of the crisis management group. We are making containment zones in big cities," said CM Chouhan.
He also said that his government aims to increase the number of beds for COVID-19 patients in the state to one lakh. Moreover, he informed that various crisis management groups will hold meetings to review the situation in cities where there has been a surge in COVID-19 infections and will decide the course of action to contain it.
Earlier on Wednesday, the state government had imposed a night curfew in urban areas from Thursday. The state is witnessing a fresh surge in Covid-19 reports with 4,043 new cases and 13 deaths on Wednesday. Indore remains the worst-affected district of the state with 866 cases in a day, it is further followed by Bhopal with 618 cases, Jabalpur with 269 cases, and Gwalior with 181 cases. The state's total tally was at 3,18,014, with, 26,059 active cases on Wednesday.