Madhya Pradesh's night curfew has been reinstated from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. During the Omicron Scare
In response to mounting worry about the novel coronavirus variant Omicron, the Madhya Pradesh government imposed a night curfew in the state from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Thursday as a precautionary measure and asked residents to carefully adhere to COVID-19 regulations. The curfew will go into effect on Thursday night.
So far, Madhya Pradesh has not reported any cases of Omicron, which the WHO has designated as a 'variant of concern.' Given the rapid spread of the Omicron virus over the planet, now is the moment for everyone to be on high alert. The Centre has also established suggestions for social separation, the use of face masks, and the avoidance of crowded settings.
We have also decided to impose a night curfew in the entire state from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. tonight (Thursday) and will take additional steps if necessary to cope with the situation, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said in his evening speech to the people of the state. Furthermore, the administration has decided that if a coronavirus-positive case is found in the state, the patient will be maintained in home isolation if there is enough space in his or her home, he said.
However, if there is no space at home, such a person should be admitted to a hospital for treatment to ensure the safety of other family members, according to the CM.
On Thursday, the state recorded 30 new coronavirus cases, a daily level not seen in some weeks.
The continuing increase in the number of coronavirus infections across Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Delhi over the previous week is cause for alarm, according to Chouhan. "People continue to migrate to Madhya Pradesh from these states. Last time, cases began to rise in Maharashtra, then Gujarat, and finally Madhya Pradesh. People will never forget the difficulties they endured during the first and second waves. Whether it was the first or second wave, it had begun in Indore-Bhopal "He stated.
The weekly cases in Indore and Bhopal surged thrice in December compared to November, according to the CM.
In light of this circumstance, it is preferable for people to take preparations immediately to avert the advent of a third wave, and a night curfew will be implemented beginning tonight, according to Chouhan.
According to the chief minister, Omicron has already reached 16 states in the country, and the potential of the version reaching Madhya Pradesh cannot be ruled out. "Every day, one lakh coronavirus cases are recorded in the United Kingdom, whereas 2.5 lakh cases are reported in the United States. It is also rapidly spreading in Europe, so it is critical to keep vigilant "He continued. So far, the state has documented 7,93,581 coronavirus cases and 10,531 deaths due to the sickness.