Amid rising concern over the brand new coronavirus variant Omicron, the Madhya Pradesh authorities on Thursday imposed an evening curfew within the state from 11 pm to five am as a precautionary measure and suggested individuals to strictly observe COVID-19 protocols.

The curfew comes into power from Thursday evening. Madhya Pradesh has to date not reported any case of Omicron, labeled as a ‘variant of concern’ by the WHO. “In view of the fast unfold of the Omicron virus on this planet, it’s the proper time for all to stay alert on the problem.

The Centre has additionally issued tips to observe social distancing, use face masks and keep away from crowded locations. “Now we have additionally determined to impose an evening curfew from tonight (Thursday) in the complete state from 11 pm to five am and can take some extra measures if required to cope with the state of affairs,” Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan stated in his tackle to the individuals of the state within the night.

Moreover, the federal government has additionally determined that in case any coronavirus constructive case is detected within the state, the affected person will likely be saved in residence isolation if there’s sufficient house in his/her residence, he stated. Nevertheless, if there’s lack of house at residence, then such particular person needs to be admitted in hospital for therapy for the security of different relations, the CM stated.

On Thursday, the state reported 30 new instances of coronavirus, a every day determine not seen within the final a number of weeks. The continual enhance within the variety of coronavirus instances in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Delhi within the final one week is a matter of concern, Chouhan stated. “Individuals hold coming from these states to Madhya Pradesh. Final time additionally instances began rising in Maharashtra, then Gujarat and in addition in Madhya Pradesh. Individuals cannot overlook the issues confronted through the first and the second waves. Whether or not it was the primary wave or the second, it had began from Indore-Bhopal,” he stated.

The weekly instances in Indore and Bhopal have elevated by 3 times in December as in comparison with November, the CM stated. In view of this example, it’s higher for individuals to take precautions now to keep away from the arrival of a 3rd wave and as a precautionary measure, an evening curfew will come into power from tonight, Chouhan stated.

The chief minister stated Omicron has already reached 16 states of the nation and the opportunity of the variant coming to Madhya Pradesh can’t be dominated out. “Within the UK, one lakh coronavirus instances are arising on daily basis, whereas within the US 2.5 lakh instances are being reported per day. In Europe additionally, it’s spreading very quick and due to this fact, it’s time to stay alert,” he added. The state has to date reported 7,93,581 instances of coronavirus and 10,531 deaths linked to the an infection.

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