MP starts unlocking curfew restrictions; positivity below 5% in 49 districts

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Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday started the process of unlocking the months-long corona curfew restrictions. Representational image

Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday started the process of unlocking the months-long corona curfew restrictions. However, the residents of the state have to follow all precautions strictly, even after the unlocking. So that the spread of the infection could be stopped effectively.

According to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the corona infection in Madhya Pradesh is towards complete eradication. The average positivity of 7 days in 49 districts of the state has come down to less than 5%. But in 17 districts it has come down to less than 1%, he said.

Black fungus 

Before starting the unlocking process Chief Minister Chouhan reviewed the situation in the state. In a meeting held at Mantralaya on Monday, Chouhan directed the officials to ensure the best system of treatment of black fungus in the state. He also asked them to get injections and medicines on time.

According to official data, a total of 1001 black fungus patients are in the state at present. And the affected people are admitted to 5 government medical colleges and 57 private hospitals.

The Chief Minister said that adequate vaccine doses are available in the state for persons above 45 years. All districts should vaccinate a maximum number of people above 45 years of age, he instructed officials.

35% people about 45 years vaccinated

Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh claims to have vaccinated 35% of people above 45 years and 4% of people between 18 and 44 years. Chief Minister Chouhan directed the officials to increase the number of vaccination of both groups.

Chief Secretary Iqbal Singh Bains, Additional Chief Secretary Health Mohammad Suleman and others were present in the meeting.

In the state, 391 new cases of corona infections were reported in Indore, 245 in Bhopal and 77 in Jabalpur. Indore’s weekly positivity is 6.4%, while in Bhopal it is 5.2% and in Sagar 5%.

Weekly positivity is less than 1% in Satna, Narsinghpur, Chhatarpur, Guna, Barwani, Harda, Katni, Chhindwara, Shajapur, Singrauli, Dindori, Jhabua, Mandla, Bhind, Agar-Malwa, Burhanpur and Khandwa districts of the state.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity of 33 districts of the state Sagar, Anuppur, Neemuch, Ratlam, Damoh, Betul, Sheopur, Morena, Dhar, Gwalior, Sidhi, Khargone, Mandsaur, Rewa, Jabalpur, Seoni, Raisen, Rajgarh, Sehore, Hoshangabad, Balaghat, Niwari, Shivpuri, Panna, Ujjain, Vidisha, Shahdol, Dewas, Ashoknagar, Umaria, Datia, Tikamgarh and Alirajpur is up to 5%.

According to official data, 1205 new cases of Corona reported in the state. 5023 patients have recovered from the infection and there are 23,390 active cases. The state’s 7-day positivity rate is 2.5% and Monday’s positivity is 1.6%.

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