AGENCIES, Bhopal: The residents in Madhya Pradesh will have to gear up for some more tough days now. Earlier in Indore, there was complete lockdown and the residents were not even allowed to go on the streets to guy milk. Barring medicine shops and police personnel and medical workers, everything was shut. And now, as the capital city reported 15 fresh cases of coronavirus, the government on Sunday decided to close down all the shops in Bhopal except those selling medicine and milk. Madhya Pradesh has 165 positive cases of the virus and 9 people are dead.
India is currently under 21-day long nationwide lockdown as a measure to combat the spread of the COVID-19. While announcing the lockdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said all essential goods and services will be available during the period.
However, on March 31, the state’s new chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan who came to power last month after the Congress government led by Kamal Nath collapsed declared a complete clampdown in Indore, which has 128 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, in a shocking incident, a 55-year-old woman died on Saturday after the health staffers were unable to find the key to unlock the ICU at a medical college in Ujjain district.
She was admitted to a district hospital on Thursday night and later referred to Madhav Nagar Hospital. After her samples were taken there for COVID-19 testing, she was referred to RD Gardi Medical College. However, once she reached there, the ICU was found locked. The person posted was also absent.
Her anxious family members pleaded with the staff to help locate the key and later broke the lock. However, she was declared brought dead. Her test report for coronavirus is awaited.