“There will be a lockdown in all urban areas of the entire Madhya Pradesh from 6 pm on Friday till 6 am on Monday. We are also setting up containment zones in big cities. My intention has never been to impose a complete lockdown,” the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister announced on Thursday.’
Madhya Pradesh yesterday reported 4,043 new coronavirus cases, taking the infections tally in the state to 3,18,014. With 13 more fatalities, the death toll has climbed to 4,086, the state health department said.
A total of 2,126 patients were discharged in the state in the past 24 hours, taking the recovery count in Madhya Pradesh to 2,87,869.
Indore’s caseload mounted to 74,895 with 866 new cases, while Bhopal’s tally climbed to 55,255 with 618 more infections.