Significant improvement in Corona situation in state: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Bhopal : Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today reviewed the situation of Corona and adherence to lockdown rules in the state through video conferencing. Shri Chouhan said that there is a remarkable improvement in the state of Corona today on May 2. As many as 73 Corona infected persons have been found in the state while 100 patients have recovered and been sent home. For the first time, the number of active cases has declined so much. He said that not a single Corona positive has been found on 2nd May in Bhopal. We are constantly moving towards defeating Corona completely. The Chief Minister was reviewing the condition of Corona in all the districts of the state, arrangements and actions to be taken as per the guidelines of the Government of India from May 4.

Only 73 out of 2462 test positive

Additional Chief Secretary Health Shri Mohammad Suleman said that as per the test report of May 2, 73 out of 2462 tests are positive in the state. Not a single positive case has been found in Bhopal and Ujjain. In Indore, 30 out of 507 tests and in Jabalpur, 5 out of 225 tests have been found Corona positive.

Follow guidelines of Government of India completely

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the guidelines issued by the Government of India in view of extending the lockdown from May 4 and various relaxations given during this period should be followed 100 percent. Under special circumstances, the collector will be able to take necessary decisions by holding a meeting with the Crisis Management Group formed in the district.

Re-determine infected areas

The Chief Minister directed that the affected areas should be re-determined in the Red and Orange Zone districts as per the guidelines of the Government of India. The collectors should ensure action in this regard in the next two-three days. Unnecessary areas should not be included in the infected areas.

Markets will not open

The Chief Minister made it clear that markets outside the infected areas will not be opened under any circumstances, while other shops will be opened as per the guidelines. It will be mandatory to wear masks and maintain a distance of 2 yards from each other. Circles should be made at a safe distance to stand in front of shops. People will be able to leave infected areas only for government work or medical reasons.

Maximum 50 persons can be present in a marriage

The Chief Minister said that according to the guidelines of the Government of India, marriages will be allowed outside the infected areas, but a maximum of only 50 people including both parties can attend the function. Similarly not more than 20 people can attend a funeral.

Normal activities to continue in Green Zone

The Chief Minister said that according to the guidelines of the Government of India, normal activities will continue in the districts of the Green Zone, so that people can earn their livelihood. Collectors will be able to take decisions regarding imposition of restrictions under special circumstances on the advice of the Crisis Management Group.

Total strictness should be maintained in infected areas

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan made it clear that it is our first priority that under no circumstances should we let Corona infection spread in the state. We have to change Red zone to Orange zone and then Green zone. Strict action should be taken in the infected areas and relaxation should be given in other areas as per the guidelines of the Government of India.

Create new employment opportunities

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that apart from preventing infection, it is also our responsibility to create maximum employment opportunities for the needy. MGNREGA works, construction work, tendu patta plucking etc. have been started by the government. Masks are being stitched by women self-help groups etc. Later, these groups will also be given the work of stitching school uniforms and making ready-to-eat food for children.

There should be no problem in withdrawing funds from banks

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that funds of various schemes are being sent continuously to the accounts of the beneficiaries by the state government. All collectors should ensure that the beneficiaries do not face any difficulty in withdrawing this amount from banks.

Rs 2900 crores deposited in farmers’ accounts

During the review of the procurement work, it was told that an amount of Rs 2900 crores has been deposited in the accounts of farmers in the state. Money for payment of hammals and labourers has also been sent to the banks, which is due to come in their accounts in a day or two. The Chief Minister directed that the procurement work is to be completed by May 30 and collectors should take action accordingly.

Mandis should be opened outside infected areas

Chief Secretary Shri Iqbal Singh Bains directed that the mandis should be immediately started outside the infected areas in the districts where they have not been opened. About sale through the mandi, it was informed that 6.5 lakh metric tonnes of wheat has been sold in the state so far. Out of this, 80 percent wheat is sold outside the mandis through sauda-patrak system. The purchase of gram-masoor and mustard have also started in the state.

Water Resources Minister Shri Tulsi Silavat, Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Development Minister Shri Kamal Patel, Tribal Welfare Minister Sushri Meena Singh and Chief Secretary Shri Iqbal Singh Bains and Additional Chief Secretary Health Shri Mohammad Suleman were present in the meeting.