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Night curfew in Indore, Bhopal from Wednesday as Madhya Pradesh sees COVID-19 spike

The decision was taken by CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan after reviewing the Covid-19 situation at a meeting with senior officials, an official said.

Published: 17th March 2021 03:52 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th March 2021 09:27 AM   |  A+A-

A team of doctors wearing protective suits check slum dwellers during a house-to-house health survey in Bhopal. (File Photo)

By Express News Service

BHOPAL: In view of rising Covid cases in the state, the Madhya Pradesh government on Tuesday decided to impose night curfew in Bhopal and Indore municipal areas and ordered closure of shops at 10 pm in eight other cities.

The restrictions will come into force from Wednesday, an official said. The decision was taken by CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan after reviewing the Covid-19 situation at a meeting with senior officials, he said.

The night curfew will be in place in Indore and Bhopal cities from 10 PM to 6 AM, an order issued by Additional chief secretary (Home) Rajesh Rajora said.

Essential services such as medical shops, ration shops and eateries will be exempted from curfew.

Passengers arriving from outside by flight, train or bus will be allowed to travel to their destination even after 10 PM.

Shops will remain closed in Indore, Bhopal,  Jabalpur, Gwalior, Ujjain, Ratlam, Chhindwara, Burhanpur, Betul and Khargone cities (which are district headquarters) from 10 pm to 6 am. 

No public programs will be allowed on the occasion on Holi but individual celebration of the festival will be allowed.

Permission of the district administration in these ten districts is mandatory if more than 100 persons are expected to take part in any social, educational, political, religious, sports, entertainment or cultural program.

Thermal screening and one-week isolation for those coming from neighbouring Maharashtra will continue.

Madhya Pradesh on Monday reported 797 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally of infections to 2,69,391.

The death toll reached 3,890 with three more fatalities.

(With PTI Inputs)



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