Madhya Pradesh to unlock from June 1 after declining COVID-19 cases.

On Tuesday, after witnessing a drop in the number of Covid-19 cases, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced that the state will begin the unlocking process from June 1. It will start from five districts with the lowest Coronavirus infection rate. Shivraj also added that ministers who are also in charge of districts, should speak to the respective crisis management committee and plan on how the curfew will open.

Currently, the state is under lockdown restrictions also known as ' Janta Curfew' imposed by the state government till May 31. These limitations have boosted in reducing the number of cases by breaking the chain of transmission.

Madhya Pradesh to start the unlocking process from June 1: Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Source - Times of India.

Speaking at the state cabinet’s meeting, Chouhan said, “Madhya Pradesh is on the verge of gaining control over Covid-19. Friends, they have made this because of your hard work along with the efforts of the public, the crisis management committee and the administration.”

Chouhan added that Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday recorded only 2424 new Covid-19 cases and 7,373 people recovered from the viral disease. The state’s recovery rate has climbed to 92.68% and nearly 15 districts are reporting less than 10 cases. Tuesday’s case count in the state is 512 less than that of Mondays when 2936 people tested positive for the coronavirus disease. Last week, the daily cases in Madhya Pradesh hovered between 3,000-5,000.

The name of districts that will experience the unlock is Jhabua, Alirajpur, Khandwa, Burhanpur, and Bhind.

Additional chief secretary, home, Rajesh Rajora said that based on experiences in these districts during the first phase of unlocking from May 24 to May 31, the process of graded unlock in other districts of the state from June 1 would be decided.

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