There is neither a lockout in Madhya Pradesh nor will it be implemented statewide, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan said on Sunday, adding that the “corona curfew” has been implemented with the support of the people in some parts.
Talking to reporters, Mr. Chauhan said that the lockdown COVID-19 is not a solution to the crisis and that people should continue economic activities to maintain their livelihood.
“There is no lockout in Madhya Pradesh. Nor will it be implemented statewide. In some places (district) crisis management groups, after talking to people, imposed a self-ban, like the rest of the houses, to break the chain of viruses.” , “” Said Mr. Chauhan.
The “corona curfew” has been imposed in some places, not lockdown, the chief minister said, adding that there are many relaxations for many activities.
He said, “This is a ‘corona curfew’. To prevent mob activities. Economic activities should continue so that people can earn their livelihood. Some districts have imposed corona curfew with public support.”
Earlier, Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Rajesh Rajora said on Saturday that the state government has decided to extend the “lockdown” in several cities including commercial hub Indore by April 19 and in some other districts by April 22.
Meanwhile, Mr. Chauhan said that his government is making efforts to stop the spread of the disease, but the fight cannot be fought without the support of the people.
He said that the government is developing facilities and has increased the number of beds for COVID-19 patients.
“There is no shortage of oxygen. Its supply is more than the demand. We have received 4,000 injections of Remedisvir (the main anti-viral drug) and will get 5,000 more today. Their supply will be regular,” he said.
The CM said that there will be no shortage in facilities, but there is a need for active support of the people. Madhya Pradesh on Saturday reported 4,986 COVID-19 cases, the largest single-day spike in the state, which, according to official figures, had raised its infection number to 3,32,206.