Madhya Pradesh Declares Lockdown, Chief Minister Says Have To Shut Everything Till May 15

The Madhya Pradesh government has declared a complete lockdown in the state till May 15 to bring under control the coronavirus surge that has overwhelmed health infrastructures across the country. Announcing the shutdown, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said the state can’t remain open with 18 per cent case positivity rate.

“To break the chain of transmission of the coronavirus in the state, we have to completely shut everything till May 15 — strict ‘Janata Curfew’,” he was quoted by news agency ANI as saying.

“We can’t shut things for too long, but with more than 18% positivity, we can’t remain open,” he added.

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