Bhopal will be under lockdown for 10 days, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narrotam Mishra said today. The decision has been taken in view of coronavirus concerns in the region. The lockdown will come into effect from 8 PM on Friday and go on till August 3.
“In view of prevalence of COVID-19 in Bhopal, a decision has been taken to impose lockdown for 10 days beginning 8 pm on Friday (July 24),” Home Minister Narottam Mishra told reporters this evening.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan tweeted: “During this period, the uninterrupted supply of essential commodities including fruits and vegetables, medicines, milk will continue. I request you to follow all the rules”.
He said the next cabinet meeting will be held through video conferencing.
Earlier on Wednesday, a lockdown was imposed in some areas of Bhopal. As of July 21, Bhopal has recorded 4,512 patients, including 142 who died. Since June 1, as many as 1,723 fresh cases have been added in Bhopal.
Medical services, government ration shops will remain open during the period. Movement outside the city will remain prohibited. E-passes will have to be procured for any movement.