Madhya Pradesh government has announced night curfew in Bhopal and Indore city areas from Wednesday amid a rapid surge in coronavirus cases in the state, an official said.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, after reviewing the Covid-19 situation in the state at a meeting with senior officials Tuesday, has taken this decision.
The duration of the night curfew in the two major cities of the state and for how long the order will be in place have not been announced immediately.
Other than in Bhopal and Indore, shops will remain shut after 10 pm in Jabalpur, Gwalior, Ujjain, Ratlam, Chhindwara, Burhanpur, Betul and Khargone, the official said.
On Holi, no public programmes will be allowed, but the festival can be celebrated by individuals.
Thermal screening and one-week isolation will continue for those arriving from neighbouring Maharashtra. Madhya Pradesh Tuesday reported over 800 fresh coronavirus infections. For the first time, out of the total 52 districts of Madhya Pradesh, coronavirus infection has been reported in 44 districts.