Thursday, August 5, 2021

Chhattisgarh: Complete lockdown to be enforced in 8 districts from today amidst rise in CoVID-19 cases

In Chhattisgarh, eight districts will be under total lockdown amid rise in CoVID-19 cases. Lockdown will begin in Rajnandgaon, Bemetra and Balod districts from this evening. Lockdown is already in effect in State capital Raipur and neighbouring Durg district. Jashpur, Koriya and Balodabazar districts will be under lockdown from tomorrow.

The Covid vaccination campaign is continuing vigorously. Till now more than thirty-eight lakh people have been vaccinated in the state. AIR correspondent reports, more than 2 lakh 27 thousand eligible people have been vaccinated against Covid-19 yesterday. The vaccination drive is being conducted in over three thousand sites in the state. So far, the first dose of vaccine has been given to 87 percent health care workers, 84 percent frontline workers and 43 percent people above 45 years of age.

Meanwhile, the state government has appealed to the people to give correct information about themselves while conducting the corona test, so that, in case of found positive, their treatment can be started immediately. The government has also said that in the event of information being hidden or not giving the correct information, an FIR will be lodged against the person concerned. Meanwhile, more than 11 thousand four hundred new Covid positive patients have been identified yesterday in Chhattisgarh. With this, the total number of corona infected cases have increased to over four lakh 18 thousand. Besides, death of 63 persons were reported during 24 hours due to corona infection.

So far, more than 4 thousand 600 people have died due to corona infection in the state. Currently, about 77 thousand people are being treated in hospitals or home isolation.

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