Chhattisgarh Lockdown News: Chhattisgarh extends lockdown till May 15, alert in Bastar after new strain found in Andhra Pradesh | Raipur News

Lockdown interval in Chhattisgarh is being prolonged as most districts should not displaying sustained lowering positivity charges even because the state authorities has sounded an alert to the tribal Bastar area after a harmful new coronavirus variant has been detected in neighboring Andhra Pradesh. (ANI PHOTO)

RAIPUR: Lockdown interval in Chhattisgarh is being prolonged as most districts should not displaying sustained lowering positivity charges even because the state authorities has sounded an alert to the tribal Bastar area after a harmful new coronavirus variant has been detected in neighboring Andhra Pradesh.
“In Andhra, a brand new variant/ pressure has been detected and it’s reported to be very harmful and it might unfold to Bastar division districts. These districts must strictly implement border controls, enhance border checking, testing and lengthen lockdown”, a communication despatched to Bastar divisional commissioner and collectors stated.
A authorities spokesman stated all extensions of lockdown will probably be uniform until Could 15 however sure relaxations have been granted. In-state capital Raipur and Durg districts—the place take a look at positivity charges are really fizzling out, lockdown could be prolonged until Could 15 with extra relaxations.
Whereas liquor outlets in all of the 28 districts will proceed to stay closed in the course of the prolonged lockdown interval, marriage and funeral features will probably be allowed as per full Covid protocol as per the rules of the centre and state well being division. All of the 28 district collectors will concern separate orders extending the lockdown interval as per the rules fastened by the state authorities.
The communication to district collectors stated all border districts of all sides will preserve strict border surveillance, checkpoints, testing, and holding areas. Sundays will probably be an entire lockdown and solely hospitals, scientific institutions, drugs outlets, pet feeding, petrol pumps, house supply objects and companies will probably be allowed.
For nearly greater than a month, Chhattisgarh has been battling the second wave of Covid-19. For the final a number of days, round 15,000 new constructive instances are being reported with the state’s take a look at positivity charge remaining between 25 to 30 p.c and the variety of every day deaths round 200. Nonetheless, there was a decline in new instances in Raipur and Durg districts the place Covid instances rose initially. Now extra instances are being reported every day from Bilaspur, Raigarh, Janjgir-Champa, and Korba districts had been greater than 1000 instances are being reported every single day.

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