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Madhya Pradesh locks down urban areas for 60 hours amid surge in Covid-19 cases

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Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday announced a 60-hour lockdown in the urban areas of the state in the wake of rising daily cases of the coronavirus (Covid-19).

The lockdown will be in effect from 6pm on Friday to 6am on Monday.

“For cities where cases have increased, appropriate action will be taken after meeting of crisis management group. We are making containment areas in big cities,” Chouhan said, news agency ANI reported.

The weekend-long curfew comes as fresh infections continue to explode – the state reported over 4,000 cases in the last 24 hours taking the total tally to over 3.18 lakh.

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