Covid-19 in Madhya Pradesh: No fresh lockdown but school-colleges to remain closed, says Shivraj

After chairing a high-level meeting in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said lockdown will not be brought back in the state in the wake of rising Covid-19 cases. The schools and colleges will, however, remain closed.

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Covid-19 in Madhya Pradesh: No fresh lockdown but school-colleges to remain closed, says Shivraj
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan interacting with journalists in Bhopal after chairing a high-level meeting to review Covid-19 situation in the state. (Photo: PTI)

Covid-19 lockdown is not returning to Madhya Pradesh despite unabaited rise in the number of coronavirus cases in the state. The schools and colleges, however, will remain closed until Covid-19 situation improves. The decision was taken after Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan chaired a meeting to review the Covid-19 situation in Bhopal today.

CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan had called a high-level meeting to take stock of the Covid-situation in Madhya Pradesh. He directed all district administrations to hold meeting of the crisis management groups for deliberations to formulate strategy to contain the spread of Covid-19 pandemic.


The crisis management group will decide the timings for opening shops in the markets, imposition of night curfew and similar issues in respective districts.

It was also decided in the meeting chaired by CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan that the transport would not be stopped. The transportation of essential goods will continue as usual.

Awareness campaign would be strengthened to ensure that Covid-19 pandemic is contained without affecting the economy. There is no restriction on the industrial units or on the movement of workers and labourers.

CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said events such wedding receptions should have restricted number of attendees and Covid-19 safety protocol should be properly followed. The cinema halls will continue to operate with 50 per cent of maximum occupancy and adhering to Covi-19 safety protocol.

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