Raipur: Bogged by the Covid-19 second wave, a complete lockdown has been imposed in Chhattisgarh’s capital Raipur from April 9 to April 19. As per the announcement made by administration, the lockdown restrictions will begin in the city from 6 pm onward on April 9. 

The decision to impose complete lockdown in Raipur comes hours after Chhattisgarh on Tuesday reported 9,921 cases in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day spike since the outbreak of infection in March last year.

Covid-19 infection in Raipur itself has reached 76,427, including 1,001 deaths.

The announcement of complete lockdown in the capital city was announced after Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel held a meeting with senior health officials to review Covid-19 situation in the state. During his meeting, Baghel also inquired about adequate availability of hospital beds for Coronavirus patients in the state.

According to the official figures, Chhattisgarh’s overall Covid-19 tally has now touched 3,86,269-mark with a total of 4,416 deaths. The number of active cases in the state stood at 52,445 till Tuesday, while 3,29,408 patients have recovered.

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