Complete lockdown to start from today in Chhattisgarh

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Chhattisgarh is coming under complete lockdown from today with two more districts of Sukma and Kondagaon going for closure. With this, lockdown is effective in all the 28 districts of the state. The lockdown has started yielding desired results in a couple of districts where it was imposed earlier.

According to the information given by the Health Department of Chhattisgarh, the number of corona infected patients recovered after the treatment is increasing day by day. In the last four days, about 47 thousand corona patients have recovered. Meanwhile, 13 thousand 834 new corona-infected patients were identified in the state yesterday. With this, the total tally of corona infected patients found so far in Chhattisgarh has increased to about five lakh fifty nine thousand, while almost four lakh 24 thousand of these patients have recovered after treatment. Currently one lakh twenty nine thousand patients are undergoing treatment in various hospitals, Covid care centers or in-home isolation. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel held a virtual meeting yesterday to review the situation of corona infection in eleven districts of the state. He instructed the collectors to ensure Covid test of passengers coming from other states to Chhattisgarh. During the meeting, the Chief Minister reviewed the availability of beds for Covid patients as well as the availability of oxygen cylinders and medical staff. In various districts of Chhattisgarh, District level Medical Oxygen Control Rooms have been set up to monitor the smooth supply of oxygen to Covid Hospitals and Covid Care Centers.