In view of the low number of Covid-19 cases in the State, the Madhya Pradesh Government lifted all restrictions imposed since the pandemic began last year completely on Wednesday.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced the decision after the state recorded just 78 active COVID-19 cases. He said all political, sports, entertainment, cultural and religious gatherings will be allowed to take place with full capacity.
“Now that COVID-19 is in control in Madhya Pradesh, with a total of 78 active cases, we have decided to remove all the restrictions imposed during the pandemic,” said CM Chouhan.
“All the social, political, sports, entertainment, cultural and religious gatherings will be allowed to take place with full capacity. Fairs, ceremonies, weddings and funerals in different parts of MP can now be organised without any restriction,” he added.
Chouhan further said that night curfew will be lifted on Wednesday adding that cinema halls, malls, swimming pools, gyms, yoga centers, restaurants, clubs, schools, colleges, hostels, coaching classes will be able to operate with 100 per cent capacity.
The CM, however, said that all activities should be conducted following COVID-appropriate behaviour. “Masks and social distancing are mandatory. All shop owners, hostel students above 18 years of age, teachers and cinema hall staff need to be fully vaccinated,” he said.