CM orders sealing of COVID-19 hotspots in MP

Bhopal (IANS) Hotspots of coronavirus outbreak -- Indore, Bhopal and Ujjain -- should be completely sealed to check spread of infection from and to these towns, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan directed the officers during a review meeting.

During the review meeting on Wednesday, he said the district administration should ensure the supply of essential commodities and FIRs should be filed against those who are hiding the information about the coronavirus infection.

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He said, "Case should registered against those who are hiding the travel history or about infection. Action can be taken after the treatment. Apart from this, stern action should be taken against people misbehaving with those engaged in fight against COVID-19."

If the directive is followed earnestly, many of the state bureaucrats could be among the first to face the music. The three cities have been facing grave crisis of essential commodities with even daily supply of vegetables and grocery being snapped over the past three days.

Chief Secretary Iqbal Singh Bains said the test capacity has now reached 788 per day while by April 10 we will conduct 1,000 tests per day. There are seven labs to investigate and rapid testing kits are being arranged for quick screening of coronavirus.

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