Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday said in a tweet that the Janta Curfew imposed in the state to contain coronavirus disease (Covid-19) will be lifted from June 1.
The CM announced the beginning of the ‘unlock’ phase because of the decrease in the positivity rate in the state to around 4%. Chouhan added that an infection rate of 5% indicates that the situation is under control.
Chouhan’s tweet said that the Janta Curfew will open from June 1 in such a way that its infection does not spread again.
He urged the citizens to strictly follow the guidelines of the restrictions imposed regarding Covid-19 till May 31 to prevent the spread.
He also emphasized the process of testing of the migrant workers entering the state from outside and as a necessity against the Covid-induced challenges, he asked the officials to make sure that the scheme’s benefits for the workers reach them
The chief minister further added that the installation process for the oxygen plant is ongoing at a rapid pace so that there is no shortage of oxygen. An announcement regarding ₹5,000 per month pension to children who lost their parents to the disease was also announced.
“We are setting up new oxygen plants in the state at a rapid pace, so as to prevent any lack of the essential life-saving gas.” At the same time, he also urged the citizens to plant trees, in order to maintain the balance of nature for the availability of natural oxygen.
On Friday, Madhya Pradesh reported 4,384 fresh new infected cases with the virus in a single day, while 79 lives succumbed to the disease. According to the state health department, the state’s total tally 7,57,119 and the casualty toll stood at 7,394.