Madhya Pradesh, among the 10 states that account for 84% of the new daily cases in the largest
surge of COVID-19, is also facing a shortage of medical oxygen as well as the crucial drug remdesivir,
used to treat infected patients and reduce time in hospital. The State government has said all
possible arrangements have been made for dealing with the surge in cases and maintaining supplies
of drugs and oxygen amid reports in the local media. 4,986 COVID-19 cases on Saturday , the state’s
biggest single-day spike, which pushed its infection count to 3,32,206, said an official. ‘Corona
curfew’ imposed in Bhopal city till April 19 .
The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan on April 11 informed that no complete lockdown will be imposed amid COVID cases continue to surge in the state. “there is no shortage of oxygen 4,000 Remedesivir injections are already available and 5,000 Tika (vaccination) Utsav in the entire state. Speaking to the Media,
Madhya Pradesh Medical Education Minister Vishwas Sarang Said, “We are calling it corona curfew;
the curfew that will start from tonight will continue till April 10”.
In addition all business establishments will also remain closed during this time. A lockdown is already in the place in
Barwani, Rajgarh and Vidisha districts till April 19. Similarly, a 10 day lockdown will be enforced in
Balaghat, Narsinghpur and Seoni districts along with Jabalpur city till April 22. Similar restrictions
have been imposed in the cities of Indore, Rau, Shajapur and ujjain till 19 april.