There will be no lockdown in Madhya Pradesh. Home Minister Narottam Mishra, while announcing this on Monday said that there will no lockdown further in the state. Due to statewide lockdown, there have been several ill-effects. Now, people should have to get into the habit of daily life with the necessary guidelines and precautions, he added.
प्रदेश में दोबारा #lockdown लगाने का अभी कोई विचार नहीं है। लॉकडाउन के दुष्परिणाम हम सभी देख चुके हैं। अतः अब सभी को अपेक्षित सावधानी के साथ ही दैनिक जीवन की आदत डालनी होगी।#COVID19 pic.twitter.com/hDf5a5hN9t
— Dr Narottam Mishra (@drnarottammisra) September 21, 2020
Earlier, after the Centre’s Unlock 4 guidelines, the Madhya Pradesh government announced the withdrawal of statewide lockdown on Sundays, but cinema halls and swimming pools will continue to remain shut till September 30. Mishra had said students from Class 9 to 12, except those from containment zones, can voluntarily go to schools to seek guidance from their teachers from September 21.
In Madhya Pradesh, 2,579 new cases of the deadly coronavirus were reported on Sunday and with this, the total number of people affected by the pandemic has reached 10,5,644. In the last 24 hours, 27 more deaths have been confirmed in the state, due to which the number of deaths due to infection in the has gone up to 1,970.
The health official said that on Sunday, the maximum number of 393 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in Indore district, while 272 in Bhopal, 195 in Gwalior, 243 in Jabalpur, 76 in Shahdol and 70 in Sagar.
Meanwhile, with 86,961 new cases, the coronavirus tally in India has risen to 54.87 lakh. As many as 1,130 deaths were reported in the past 24 hours pushing the toll in the country to 86,961. Of the 54,87,581 infections in the country, 10,03,299 are active cases, while 43,96,399 patients have already been recovered from the deadly infection.