Admin to act tough against those flouting Corona norms
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, The speed of corona infection has picked up in the state. After 40 days, more than 1500 positive cases were found in MP. The state witnessed as many as 1528 new Covid-19 cases on Friday. A meeting of traders and district officials was held in New Market to discuss measures to curb Covid-19.
In Bhopal, 378 new cases were found while one person succumbed to the deadly virus. Similarly, Indore saw 313 new cases and four deaths. Bhopal and Indore continue to be the worst-hit districts with 28,738 and 36,623 cases respectively so far.
The active cases are also again increasing after witnessing a downward trend for a few days. Presently, 9,800 coronavirus patients are undergoing treatment at different hospitals in the State. A total of 887 more patients recovered and were discharged on Friday pushing the number of recovered cases to 1,75,089.
Gwalior has recorded 13,618 cases. A total of 726 coronavirus patients have died in the worst-affected Indore district and 503 have died in Bhopal. Ujjain has recorded 99 deaths and 3,772 positive cases, Burhanpur recorded 795 while Neemuch has 2,509 positive cases. More than 27,000 samples were tested in Madhya Pradesh on Friday. The State has significantly ramped up testing in the past few weeks.
Those not wearing masks penalized
As the number of corona positive patients increases, the strictness of administration has resumed. The teams of the district administration made challans of more than 100 people who did not apply masks on Thursday, while the Municipal Corporation took challan action against 144 people. Now this toughness will increase further. Social distancing and punctuality will be followed in the markets too.
On Friday, teams led by the SDM came out in different areas of the city and took action against those who did not wear masks. SDM Jamil Khan said that 105 challans were made in his area. Rs 100 were recovered from each person. SDM Manoj Verma also made a team and took action against those who did not wear masks in their area.
Action against those who flout corona norms
Collector Avinash Lavania said strict action will be taken against those who flout corona norms, particularly in the markets. He said we are taking action against those who do not follow the rules of social distancing and masks.
Lavania said people who are not following the rules will be made a volunteer. They will stand at the crossroads, distribute masks and appeal on mike. Other rules, including timing of opening and closing of markets, will be strictly followed.
Lavania said larger containment areas as before are no longer needed. He said the administration will increase sampling in areas where more patients are found.
The report of Bhoj University registrar and his wife has been corona positive. Apart from this, a deputy registrar and two other employees of the university have also been found corona positive. Due to this, the university has been sealed for the next three days. According to Acting Vice Chancellor Dr. LP Jharia, this decision has been taken due to the possibility of spreading infection in the University.