Night curfew in urban areas of MP from April 8 amid rising coronavirus cases

April 08, 2021 | Updated 8:53 am

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Bhopal: As new daily cases of COVID-19 continue to rise across the country, the state governments are gearing up for further restrictions in order to curb the spread of the deadly virus. Madhya Pradesh government on Wednesday (April 7, 2021) announced night curfew in all the urban areas from 10 pm to 6 am along with lockdown on Sunday in all the districts.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan took to Twitter to announce the decision of the state government. He said. “In order to curb the growing infections of COVID-19 in the state, the state administration has taken some important decisions. All the government offices across the state will work five days a week (Monday to Friday) for the next three months. The timing will be 10 am to 6 pm and shall remain closed on Saturday and Sunday.

Chouhan added that Night Curfew shall be implemented in all urban areas starting April 8 from 10 pm to 6 am until further notice. Not only this, but they shall also remain in lockdown every Sunday. The MP government announced further restrictions for some districts such as Chhindwara and Shajapur. There will be a complete lockdown in Chhindwara district starting April 8 from 8 pm for the next seven days. Chouhan also announced a complete lockdown in the Shajapur district from 8 pm on April 7 for the next two days.

These restrictions come after the Central state of the country reported 4,043 cases of COVID-19 and 13 deaths in the last 24 hours. This has taken the total tally in the state to 3,18,014 and the death toll reached 4,086 in the state, Indore alone reported 866 new cases in the last 24 hours while the state capital recorded 641 new cases in the same time.