Amidst the alarming surge in COVID-19 cases in Madhya Pradesh, the state government has imposed a one-day lockdown in the major cities like Bhopal, Indore and Jabalpur on Sunday. This move comes with the objective of checking the spread of the virus.
Earlier, on Saturday, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, in order to personally make sure several shopkeepers wore masks, observed the New Market area in Bhopal. The state authorities also urged the people of the state to strictly follow the virus-related guidelines in place in order to curb the massive surge of cases.
This one-day lockdown in these cities - Bhopal, Indore and Jabalpur - on Sunday is believed to be the beginning of a normal lockdown on weekends.
The lockdown is going to be imposed on every Sunday in these three cities until further orders from the authorities, but the essential services will remain unaffected as per the state Home Department.