The unlocking process is due to start on June 1, hotspot areas are to be converted to micro-containment areas, according to CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

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BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced that the unlocking process will begin on June 1. He made the announcement during a meeting on the control of Covid-19 on Saturday. All ministers and officials attended. Chouhan further said that all development blocks and village panchayats should be freed from the coronavirus and that unlocking will be done with the cooperation of the people.

Chouhan said the positivity rate is below 5% in the state, so the unlocking process will start slowly. According to Chouhan, a hard-hitting strategy must be devised for unlocking, in order to prevent the spread of the virus. There are reports of high positivity rates in many districts for which an area specific strategy needs to be developed, he said.

Chouhan asked officials to monitor areas from which reports of high positivity rates are received. In such places, micro-containment zones should be put in place, he added.

The testing campaign should be accelerated and no one with symptoms of Covid-19 should be left behind, he said. Testing should not be stopped even if there is only one case, he added.

The corona curfew began on April 9. The whole state has been placed under curfew since April 12. The government’s decision to begin the unlocking process indicates that the state will return to normal after 51 days.

Curfew extended until June 1 in Bhopal

The corona curfew has been extended in the state capital until 6 a.m. on June 1. Previously, the state capital was placed under curfew until May 24, but it was extended later.

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Posted on: Sunday May 23, 2021 01:37 IST


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