With the rising number of coronavirus cases in many parts of Madhya Pradesh, the state government has decided to impose night curfew. The night curfew has been imposed in Bhopal and Indore from Wednesday night.
Government Issues Guidelines For Public Travel
As per the latest reports, the government has imposed a night curfew in Bhopal and Indore as a step to curb the rising coronavirus cases in the state. They have also made it mandatory to people who commute by buses to wear face masks at all times.
In the past day, 264 Covid 19 cases have emerged in Indore and 199 cases in Bhopal. Overall, the state saw an increase by 800 cases in a day. Reports suggest that both Bhopal and Indore reported the maximum number of coronavirus cases. Along with some eight more districts where the Covid cases are on a rise and special precautions might be taken in future.
The markets of Jabalpur, Ujjain, Chhindwara, Gwalior, Betul, Khargone and Burhanpur would be closed at 10 pm.
Furthermore, thermal screening for people coming for Maharashtra would continue as usual and the passengers will stay in home quarantine for a week.
Transport Department Suggested Compulsory Facemasks For Bus Passengers
In the review meeting of the Transport Department, the Madhya Pradesh Transport and Revenue Minister, Govind Singh Rajput said that wearing face masks for the passengers travelling in buses should be made mandatory. And if any passenger is found without a face mask, a legal action would be taken up against the bus owner, bus conductor and the driver.
He also talked about the road accidents in the meeting. He said that one of the major reasons for the same is that buses don’t follow enough time gaps. Soon after the permits are issued, the competition amongst the buses increases which leads to high speeds. Because of this, there is always a possibility for accidents to take place.
To avoid the same, the minister suggested that once the permits are issued, the transport department officials should encourage sufficient time gap.
In the meeting, Rajput also appreciated the Madhya Pradesh government’s step towards issuing commercial driving licenses. He said that this is an important step towards making women “Aatmanirbhar” or “self-reliant”. In the wake of the same, a driving training centre has been opened for women in Indore.