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Coronavirus: Five new cases take count to 14 in Madhya Pradesh

Police cops talking to a Car owner during curfew as precaution of Coronavirus in Bhopal on Tuesday, 24 Mar 2020.

Police cops talking to a Car owner during curfew as precaution of Coronavirus in Bhopal on Tuesday, 24 Mar 2020.   | Photo Credit: A.M. Faruqui

Four were reported from Indore and one from Ujjain; contact tracing of patients being done, says Indore Collector

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.

A BMC worker sprays disinfectant in the premises of a residential area to contain the spread of coronavirus during lockdown, in Bhopal, Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

A BMC worker sprays disinfectant in the premises of a residential area to contain the spread of coronavirus during lockdown, in Bhopal, Tuesday, March 24, 2020.   | Photo Credit: PTI

 

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.

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