COVID-19 lockdown in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur due to surge in cases

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Madhya Pradesh, a one-day lockdown will be imposed on Sunday, March 21 in Indore, Bhopal and Jabalpur.

According to the state government directive, all schools and colleges in these three cities will remain closed till March 31. The decision has been taken after the review meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday. 

Madhya Pradesh reported 1140 new COVID-19 cases, 556 recoveries and 7 deaths in the last 24 hours. With these new cases, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state goes to 2,73,097. 

Till today, as many as 2,62,587 people have recovered from the disease in the state. The active number of cases in the state stands at 6609. With the 7 new deaths due to COVID-19, the death toll in Madhya Pradesh reaches 3901. 

On the other hand, India reported 40,953 new coronavirus cases and 23,653 recoveries in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry informed on Saturday. With the addition of fresh infections, the total cases in the country reached 1,15,55,284, including 2,88,394 active cases and 1,11,07,332 recoveries.

The worst affected state Maharashtra reported 13,601 new COVID-19 cases and 12,174 recoveries in the last 24 hours on Saturday as per the Union Health Ministry. The state also reported 58 deaths in this period.

Punjab reported a total of 14,366 cases of coronavirus with 1,046 new cases in the last 24 hours today. As many as 1,84,848 people have recovered from the virus and 1,291 were discharged in the last 24 hours.

(With ANI inputs)

(With inputs from DNA India)

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