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Chhattisgarh district administration imposes 9-day complete lockdown

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Raipur: Amid rapidly surging Covid-19 cases, the Chhattisgarh administration has announced a complete lockdown in the Durg district for 9 days from 6 April, as per reports. The statement, however, did not mention which activities will be allowed and restricted during this period.

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Complete lockdown to be imposed in Durg district April 6th to 14th in the light of #COVID19 situation: Durg Collector Sarveshwar Bhure #Chhattisgarh

— ANI (@ANI) April 2, 2021

Urging to people to stay indoors, the collector appealed citizens to get tested if they come in contact with Covid-19 infected persons. He also recommended people above the age of 45 to get vaccinated at nearby vaccination centres.

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India reported 81,466 new coronavirus infections in a span of 24 hours, the highest single-day rise in six months, while taking the COVID-19 tally of cases to 1,23,03,131, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.

The single-day rise in cases is the highest recorded since October 2, 2020, while the death toll increased to 1,63,396 with 469 daily new fatalities, the highest since December 6, the data updated at 8 am showed.

As of Thursday, the Covid-19 tally in the Durg district stood at 40,068, including 754 casualties.

According to official data, the district has recorded 10,295 cases in the last two weeks and has 9,883 active cases. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Thursday had directed district collectors to prepare a roadmap on imposing lockdowns in their respective regions as per the local situation.

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