Virus: MP govt declares lockdown in Bhopal from July 24 night

In view of a steady rise in COVID-19 cases in Bhopal, a lockdown will be imposed for ten days beginning July 24 night, the Madhya Pradesh government said on Wednesday.
During the day, Bhopal reported the highest number of cases at 157 in the state, taking its tally to 4,669 and death toll to 144.
“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”.
Mishra said e-passes will be required like earlier lockdown for to and fro travel to Bhopal.
He said the next cabinet meeting will be held through video conferencing.
Since the beginning of July, Bhopal has added 1,880 fresh cases.