Four residents of Indore and one of Ujjain have tested positive for COVID-19, taking the count in Madhya Pradesh to 14 cases in five days.
“As of now the condition of the patients is stable,” said Lokesh Jatav, Indore Collector. “We are doing their contact tracing now, after which further steps will be taken.”
As for prohibitory orders in the city, Mr. Jatav said the police had been directed to act against people on the roads, barring those venturing out for essential services. “We have filed cases and cancelled driver’s licences too, and will take stricter action if people still don’t comply,” he added.
So far six cases have been reported from Jabalpur, and one each from Bhopal, Shivpuri and Gwalior districts.
As of Tuesday, the State government had identified 1,357 travellers from countries afflicted with the disease. As many as 831 were in home isolation and surveillance of 429 was completed, according to the State Health Department.